Sunday, January 31, 2016

In Our Garden Block of the Month Blocks #1 and #2


The anticipation has been mounting....
What do the first two blocks look like,
Well your wait is over.

First, I want to thank all the great sponsors that were gracious
to sponsor a month during our hop. 
This month hop is sponsored by Riley Blake.



They provided this gorgeous fabric I created my blocks in and
a giveaway for those who are going to sew-a-long with us.

If you have been experiencing winter like our area has,
I am so looking forward to be able to walk in my garden
without snow boots on or mud galoshes when it melts.

So here is the first little breathe of spring,
Block #1 - Flip Flop




It is an easy block that you can piece relatively quickly. 
The fabrics that I used were Riley Blake Calico Days by Lori Holt.



Doesn't look like much in the form of garden time here, even the bird's have
there home for rent over the winter.
You can find this block for a free during the month of February, HERE.


Now here comes Block #2,
an applique block.
What inspired this block well...
In my garden, I have toads that hop
all over my yard during the summer months.
Sometimes, they jump and scare the daylights
out of me, but I am totally appreciative of all
the nasty little mosquitos or in this case flies that the little guys pick up.


He is my hoppin handsome fellow. 
You can find the pattern free for the month of February.
You can find it HERE

Here are both of the blocks together:



Here is another color variation of the blocks,
with a little added embroidery for the buzzing bug.


February 10th, I will be opening a link party
where you can show off your finished blocks.
This link will be open until February 29th at midnight EST.
Not only will you be able to show them off,
but as an added bonus
you will be in the drawing for a beautiful fat quarter bundle of
fabrics provided by Riley Blake.



Now for a giveaway for all of you,
who stopped by for our hop.
This giveaway is open to everyone!!

Thank you to the Fat Quarter Shop
for their generosity.
 Here is what you can win.
Enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am "sew" looking forward to seeing all of your blocks that you create.
If you would also like to join our Facebook Group, we would love to have you.



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125 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks, Amy!! They look so whimsical in the Riley Blake fabrics. Thank you sew much for sharing your beautiful designs. Looking forward to sewing ... :) Pat

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    1. RBD Farm Girl is my favorite new fabric at FQS ... :)

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  2. I'm sew excited for this! I need more bloom in my life! Beth @ Words & Stitches. Pbstrand@msn.com

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  3. Such cute blocks! Looove them! My favourite at the moment is Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi

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  4. I didn't have to look very hard, I would so love Aria by Kate Spain, such beautiful colors! Love the frog, adorable!

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  5. I love frogs and your block is great. As for the FQS..hard to pick a fav, but I really like the flamingoes in Surfs Up.

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  6. What great blocks Amy! That froggy is cute. I have been waiting for Ombre by V&Co to come out, such a gorgeous line of color!

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  7. Autumn Totems. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  8. Love the blocks! That frog is such a cutie! Thanks for all you've done to get this hop going.

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  9. I checked out the new collections at FQS and found Nature Walk. Oh my goodness, so gorgeous! I hadn't seen this one before.

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  10. Gee, there are so many lovely collections at FQS! I love the colors in Lotus Eden and will choose that as a favorite. Thanks for the lovely block patterns! Your froggie is so cute!

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  11. So gorgeous blocks.The frog one caught my eye.

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  12. I love both blocks especially the frog or toad.

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  13. I love frogs and this will be a welcome addition to my bundle. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. What a great start to the In Our Garden BOM. That frog is adorable.
    FQS has some really nice collections. I think my favourite is Edyta's Essential Batiks. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Oh, I'm so excited. I'm starting on your blocks right now!! They are a great start and make me think of spring! Thank you, AMY, for a great BOM! And thanks to all of the sponsors.

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  16. My frog is turning out awesome. Lots of fun colors in it!!

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  17. Love the blocks, the frog is adorable! This is going to be fun.

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  18. Cute blocks. Is the flower supposed to be a cone flower or a daisy?

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  19. Sew Incredibly cute AMY! I just love both blocks! I can't wait to get started! I LOVE the FARM GIRL collection by Riley Blake! Sew cute! Thanks for hosting Amy!
    xo jan

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  20. Darling blocks! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  21. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing them.

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  22. I am now following you on bloglovin'

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  23. I told all my quilty friends I wasn't doing any BOMs this year, but this one is just too cute to pass up. Can't wait to go pull my fabrics!

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  24. Love Mr. Frog. That insect had better watch out.

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  25. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    I am a new follower.

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  26. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netFebruary 1, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    I left a comment about Mr. Frog but forgot to identify myself.

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  27. Well these blocks are just great, course I love the applique frog, it just speaks.. Spring.. Thanks Amy.

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  28. I thought I was only going to do one block but now I, going for both. I too like Farm Girl by Riley Blake.
    This is going to be a challenge for me. Exciting.

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  29. Oh dear I just love these first 2 blocks--now I have to figure out how to fit another bom into my life--
    oh that should be fairly easy I guess!!
    the biggest decision will be what colors to use--
    love them
    love and laugher, di

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  30. What beautiful fabrics - and blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway! (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  31. the blocks are adorable. Can't wait to start. thank you so much.

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  32. Sweet blocks and love the fabrics. Thanks for the hop.

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  33. Love the blocks! Thank you for the hop....

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  34. What cute blocks! And it's especially cute hung up on the mailbox with a snowy backdrop! It's a snow day here too, and your little frog and flower brightened my day!

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  35. I love your blocks, I have been waiting and hope to start working on my blocks this week. It is going to be fun!

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  36. Great blocks, love the fabric selections! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Whoo hoo! What a great start to the hop. :-)

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  38. This is my very first QAL. Looks like I waited for a good one!

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  39. The frog block is so cute. Occasionally I find a frog in my yard too, that usually scares me as it jumps when I scare it. LOL

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  40. Very cute! This will be fun.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  41. I love that cute little frog! Nice blocks, too.

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  42. Love that frog! This is going to be fun!

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  43. Thanks for this fun hop Amy, I love your blocks...since I am using Calico Days for my quilt too I will have fun mixing it up a bit to make your blocks!

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  44. Love the blocks. Can't wait to get started on mine.

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  45. Amy, you're shining like the star you are once again.... What cute blocks ! Success ! And it's done and you can breath just a little easier. By the time my October gets here I'll have to do a weeds and crows block because today we have 80 degree weather.....weird !

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  46. I love that little block with the frog. So cute. What a nice give away.

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  47. The frog is just so adorable!!!!

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  48. Ooh - -love the flip flop block! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  49. Your applique frog and flower are adorable!

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  50. Great blocks! Lots of applique on the second one, but I'll give it a try!

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  51. This will be a fun BOM! Your frog block is endearing! And great giftaway, too!! :)

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  52. The applique frog is so cute! The anticipation on his face is priceless!
    Thank you!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. Super cute Frog Hoppin block. Thank you for hoppin along the Garden Path.

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  54. I have some great froggy fabric. Thanks!

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  55. Love the Father's Quarter Shop, thanks for the give-away

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  56. Thank you for the free block patterns. I especially love the hoppin handsome fella frog! He's a darling!

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  57. thank you for these wonderful blocks. I am a new follower on email.
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  58. Your frog block is just the cutest!

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  59. Love BOM's as an easy way to learn new things. Your froggy is too cute. I could see the pieced block
    included in a quilt with lots of "plus" style blocks. Exciting to be able to win a prize. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  60. both blocks are wonderful! Now to find some time to sew--anything!

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  61. Oh Amy, they are SEW cute! Great job! I can't wait to make them!

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  62. So glad I signed up for your blog... This quilt looks like it's going to be so much fun.. thanks!

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  63. Love the flower and frog block! Can't wait to see next month's block. Karen

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  64. So cute - that frog is adorable!

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  65. So cute - that frog is adorable!

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  66. Love the frog block. It is too cute x

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  67. Delightful blocks--this is going to be fun--thanks!

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  68. In Our Garden is so sweet! There's a frog fan in my family who'd be banana's over your block. Thank you Amy for sharing.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. Those blocks are so fun! Kids love frogs and they'd be great for a kids quilt.

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  70. Love the first two blocks. This is really going to be a year filled with fun blocks to sew.

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  71. Recientemente me he unido a esta deliciosa actividad, estos dos bloques me tienen fascinada, pero estoy lamentando no poder unirme al grupo no encuentro en boton de UNIRSE AL GRUPO, que lástima

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  72. i love the applique pattern, will each month have a pieced one and an applique one? the link for the patterns isn't working on bloglovin'.

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  73. I love these blocks! This looks like it will be a very fun blog hop! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  74. The blocks are very well done!! Looking forward to seeing them all put together! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Too much fun! Hope all the blocks are this adorable!

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  76. Your applique block is so cute and whimsical! Thanks for sharing.

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  77. ready to start sewing!!!

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  78. I love the toad. One summer I found a big toad in our yard. I caught a few lightning bugs and fed them to him. He came back every evening as the sun went down. Smart toad!

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  79. That is one juicy looking fat little bug! You've captured the toad's expression beautifully! Thanks for kicking this party off.

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  80. That is one juicy looking fat little bug! You've captured the toad's expression beautifully! Thanks for kicking this party off.

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  81. Love the blocks. Can't wait to see what you come up with for next month.

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  82. Great blocks, I love the little chicks on the blue fabric.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  83. Love the blocks. I'm new to quilting so won't be joining this party but look forward to seeing all the contributions.

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  84. Ok, I wasn't going to join in but after seeing your frog it looks like I have to. Rina

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  85. Oh the Toad is so cute.....I will make one for my daughter who loves everything froggie....and I love the Peacock you made for your daughter's pillow.....

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  86. A little this and a little that makes for a very cute quilt.

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  87. Your blue and white block is very pretty.

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  88. I'm so glad to have found your new block of the month, and to be following your blog (via my wordygirl at earthlinkdot net email addy).

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  89. I like the idea of a pieced and applique block for your BOM bloghop. I love both of your blocks ~ the toad is very cute.

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  90. Thank you for linking up AMy ! You know I LOVE these adorable blocks! xo jan

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  91. Would love to participate, but link keeps taking me to a UK news co. Any help would be appreciated.

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  92. Love your blocks and this BOM looks like fun!

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  93. Cute blocks! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. I wasn't going to start another block of the month, but can't resist making these 2 fun blocks. Thank you for the giveaway too!

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  95. Love these blocks! I'm a bit new to applique and apprehensive working with tiny pieces, but I'll try!

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  96. That frog is so adorable! Looking forward to making him!

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  97. Love your block hanging on the birdhouse. Looks so cute with the snow. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  98. Oh my gosh! The frog with the flower is so cute :D

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  99. What absolutely adorable blocks! I'm a Riley Blake fanatic and will be getting me some of that text print.

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  100. Cute frog. These blocks remind me of spring.

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  101. Cute blocks! And lovely colors.

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  102. Great blocks I really like the frog. gandn74@ymail.com

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