Monday, October 8, 2012

Florida Fall and a Giveaway!!



It's Blog Hop time!  Giveaway below!  I'm participating in the Leaves Me Happy Blog Hop!  Dozens of talented quilters are making Fall blocks to inspire us all!  You can find a full schedule at Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio!

My block is inspired by Florida's bright blue fall skies, brilliant orange sunsets, and dark and lovely nights!  I used McCall's Star Burst Pattern.  Isn't it a beautiful design.  My block is 12.5" and I'll probably add a little border and make a nice center piece block for my kitchen table.   :)



Florida's sunrise/sunset are brilliant this time of year.
I also have a giveaway!!!  I  have 2 - half yards of Christmas fabric and 2 - fat quarters of some lovely fall fabric.  Want a chance to win?  Just leave a comment and be a follower.  Make sure I have a way to contact  you.  I will announce the winner on October 11th, the blog hop ends October 10th.   Have a wonderful Fall!!! -Little Mama Hen. :)



Check out the other Participants for today.

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112 comments:

  1. Love your block - beautiful colors. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. This block brings sunshine to autumn :)
    Like the colors!

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  3. Great block. It will be nice as a center piece for your Fall Table. I have become a new follower.

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  4. What a BEAUTIFUL block - no wonder I like Florida so much!

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  5. Your block is beautiful and the inspiration is incredible!

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  6. That is a lovely block and you did a great job capturing the Florida sunrise/sunset colors. I have just discovered your blog through this hop and I signed up to be a follower.

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  7. lovely block.....thanks for the giveaway....I would love to win some Christmas fabric. I am a new follower.

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  8. I am comment #8 on the 8th.. Hop that means I am lucky! That Christmas fabric is awesome!

    And so is your block for this hop! It pops!

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  9. Beautiful fabric choices and a stunning pattern!

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  10. Great block - fabric choices really do represent your photo of a Florida Sunset.

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  11. I just love the block you made. I am going to make a black quilt this winter and I really love how that block looks. I will have to remember that one. Its a really nice give away. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  12. Gorgeous block. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. I am a new follower.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  13. I am a new follower and I love your block. Great color choices.

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  14. What a pretty block! Thanks for sharing and your sunset looks gorgeous :)

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  15. very pretty block. your sunset picture is beautiful thanks for sharing today.

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  16. Your block is so pretty! I love the colors! I'm a new follower!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  17. Fabulous block! I love the colours you used
    I'm a new follower!

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  18. Hi!!! I love your block and the colors you used!!! Beautiful sunset!!!! I am a new follower and thanks for the fun give a way!!!!

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  19. Your block is just beautiful! Yes, it does remind me of a sunset in Florida. Great job!
    I'm a new follower! Yay!

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  20. I photography and blocks.. I am a follower\ LOL

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  21. I love the color combination! And all those points (mercy)! :) I'm a new follower.

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  22. Your block is beautiful and the colors are great together--love it! Thanks for hopping with us today. :O)

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  23. Your block is so vibrant. I wouldn't mind having colors like that hanging around my house. Thanks for sharing and the give away.

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  24. What a beautiful block. As your photo shows, it does reflect the colours of a Florida sky.

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  25. Your block is beautiful and I love it how you explain why you choosed this colors !!
    Thanks for the great give away and I'm a follower.

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  26. What a beautiful block....I would have never thought that blue and orange went together, but it looks gorgeous.......I think it would make a beautiful quilt....

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  27. I love Florida fall skies - your block is beautiful and a great interpretation!

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  28. I love star patterns! And that sky...beautiful too.

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  29. That is a beautiful block! So, now I don't like fall (but I am coming around, thanks to this hop). Seems like I just live in the wrong country. I should really be spending fall in Florida, it sound lovely!

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  30. I am your new follower, lovely project and fantastic giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

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  31. Wow! I get your point! Sorry about the pun, but couldn't resist. I love HSTs but know from experience that they're not easy to match the points and you did it perfectly. Your colors are fantastic. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  32. Love those stars, the points look perfect. I also really like your tiny squares quilt.

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  33. I have adapted Bonnie Hunter's view on points.

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  34. You've done a masterful job with your stars, they're perfect!
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance :)
    I'm a new follower

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  35. That is a beautiful block!! I am a follower.

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  36. What a beautiful color combination! blessings, marlene

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  37. beautiful cool and crisp fall block! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

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  38. wow! your block really speaks Florida. thanks for sharing.

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  39. HELLO! BEAUTIFUL WORK>LOVE THE FABRIC CHOICE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  40. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  41. I love your block. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Oh my what a beautiful block!!! It does REALLY match your picture of the Florida Sunset!! Do you by chance know what the names are for the fabrics that you used. I love the combination of the colors and the very pretty paisley print in the center really does POP!! I've actually found that I'm really drawn to paisleys lately and this one set I would love to add to my stash. Thank You for sharing and the chance to win such yummy fabrics. Also new Follower.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  43. The best thing about hops is that I find new blogs that give me more inspiration and eye candy. Happy to be a new follower! Love the colors of your block, it does say Florida. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Wonderful block and I love the photo of the sunset , wow that is incredible! I am a new follower :-)

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  45. Beautiful block! Love the photo of the Florida sunset or sunrise? We spend the winter in Florida and we love, love, love the sunsets - absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the great fabric!

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  46. I love the colors that you used. They are beautiful. My husband and I used to live in Florida, I remember those sun sets.

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  47. lovely, matches your photo in depth and colour...

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  48. It is beautiful, gorgeous. Even Florida has a bit of change of seasons - I was glad to see that in your photo of the marvelous sunset. I follow you now with Google Reader.

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  49. I am a new follower and love your block. Your pic looks like the sunset we had saturday night. Just magnificent! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Beautiful block! The colors are perfect!

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  51. I love your block. That black background really makes those colors glow.

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  52. I love the uniqueness of your block.
    I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing your posts

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  53. Very ptetty block. Great colors. Thanks for sharing & the opportunity to win. I am a follower.

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  54. New follower here :)
    Love your block and all eht colors you used in it. Great give away too.
    thansk for sharing
    in stitches

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  55. Very pretty little block! I always love orange and blue together.

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  56. Wow that sunset(?) photo is breathtaking!! Love your star block. It will make a wonderful table topper. :) Those Christmas fabrics are yummy---I would love to win those. :) Thank you for offering these.

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  57. I love the colours you chose for your star block - looks amazing! I am a new follower, thanks for sharing in the hop - I am filled with inspiration each day!

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  58. Great block! I'm a new follower, and could sure use some updates to my Christmas fabric collection.

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  59. Your block does indeed remind me of Florida. I haven`t been there for years. Beautiful place! I am a new follower. I know I will enjoy my visits. Thank you!

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  60. Lovely colors in your block! Beautiful sunset! Thanks for sharing

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  61. I guess we see the same Florida "autumn". Not quite like up north but then again, we don't get snow either. Beautiful block! I am a new follower.

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  62. Rosemary B here:
    Boy, I love the colors. Blue and Orange, yeah, that is just beautiful, the block and the photo match!
    I love it, thank you for sharing

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  63. Thanks for your participation in this blog hop. Great job!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. What a beautiful block...love the colors and fabric! I'm a new follower. TFS

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  65. Your block is sew beautiful. I love it. Thanks for the great give away.
    And most of all thank you for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

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  66. Thanks for the awesome block!

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  67. Wonderful block and fabrics and the sunset.Thanks for sharing!!I`m a new follower.

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  68. Nice block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. Your block is so vibrant, thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

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  70. New follower and love your block. Like the blue!

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  71. Love your block, April! It's so pretty. The giveaway fabrics are lovely! So modern looking!

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  72. You captured our Florida fall sky perfectly! I'm a new follower.

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  73. I am a new follower, I loved your block and it does remind me of the photo.

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  74. Beautiful block, fabulous colors and it has alot of motion just like the Florida sunset! It reminds me of when I lived there.

    The giveaway fabrics are stunning, a must have. Thanks so much for a chance to win them!

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  75. You've certainly captured the beauty of a sunset with your pretty block! It's lovely.

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  76. Very pretty block! I love the colors you chose.. :-) Thank you for sharing your block with and for the chance to enter your giveaway! I am a new follower... :-)

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  77. When you picture loaded, the first thing that came to my mind was "WOW"!! I really love it. I've never been to Florida so this was fun to see along with the picture. I'm a new lucky follower.

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  78. I love the block! You totally captured the evening sky! Thanks for sharing and for hopping with us :o)

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  79. I'm a new follower. Loved your block and the incredible picture of a Florida sunset.

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  80. I love your block!! It's gorgeous!!! I'm a new follower!!

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  81. Love your block, it looks just like a sunset :) I'm a new follower of yours!

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  82. I like the addition of blue to your Fall block; striking! I'm a new follower via RSS Feeds.

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  83. Love your bright colors for Fall! Beautiful piecing!

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  84. Beautiful fabric and colors. I am a new follwer and look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  85. I am a new follower and love our annual visit to Florida from the cold winters here in Canada! awolk at rogers dot com

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  86. Fantastic block, I love the colors! I'm a follower! Thanks for participating in the blog tour and inspiring us today! Also thanks for your generous giveaway offer and the chance to win!!

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  87. I love the colors in the block. Blue is my favorite color. The orange just makes the block very interesting and picks up the little tinge of orange in the center. I spent one summer in FL and was amazed at the amount of rain where I was. I think it rained every day - hard for a short period of time. The sunsets were beautiful. I am a new follower. Thank you for taking time to paticipate and share your creativity with us. You are very generous in hosting a giveaway.

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  88. Great block! I love the blue and orange color combo.

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  89. Love the blue and orange combo in the star block! Really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Great block - I love the colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. I miss the beautiful colors of Florida this time of year - thanks for the reminder!!! Great block. Thank you for the opportunity to win your great fabric!

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  92. Strikingly different fall colours from where I am! I love it. Thanks for sharing with us, and the chance to win.

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  93. Love your blocks, I like the Blue in them. Thanks. vivian

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  94. Great choice of not so obviuos fall colors but so striking and it speaks fall.

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  95. I like your block very much, you used beautyful colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  96. what a pretty block! the colors are gorgeous! Our office manager is a recent transplant from Florida and she is missing the warm weather right now! I will have to show her this post!

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  97. gfc follower: nicolesender
    I like the star burst pattern.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. GFC follower #100 how about thst! Woot. Love what you did and love your giveaway. thanks for sharing.

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  99. Lovely color combination. Aren't we blessed to have nature to inspire us on a daily basis. Thanks so much for sharing your block and your creativity.

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  100. I love the colours in your block and the inspiration photo! It's beautiful. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway. I'm a new follower.

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  101. Your starburst block is just amazing.Thank-you for sharing the pic and thank-you for your give away chance.Becky

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  102. I am a follower.Again your block is awesome.Thanks Becky

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  103. WOW what can be said about your star burst block besides WOW.Thanks for the give away also.Gil
    onehitters20@yahoo.com

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  104. What a neat block and the colors are wonderful! I am a follower and thanks for a great giveaway!

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  105. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  106. Hiya April! Your block is so pretty, it fits so well with your picture. The blue makes me think of the Florida waters too. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing your work, and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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