July 4, 2011

4th of July Fireworks Blog Hop - Day 2

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Welcome back - I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far.  Monique offered to design a little pattern that utilizes her super cool Fit to be Quarter ruler, a pattern that I could make and also give away on my blog.   If you would like Monique's pattern, click this link Download 4thofjulyflag.


I think I may have squealed when I saw how cute this flag is.  I dove right into my Prairie Paisley stash to make this flag.  Although it's too late for Independence Day, wouldn't it be perfect to show your patriotic pride year round?  Or as my friend Julie suggested, they would make cute placemats.


Monique has given me one Fit to be Quarter ruler to give away during this blog hop.   I'm going to go one step further and give my winner a kit to make this flag quilt.   The same fabrics I used to make mine - backing and binding included.  Everything you need except the batting and thread.  Please comment before midnight on Friday, July 8 and I will draw a winner on Saturday morning, July 9.


I'd also like to share an easy and delicious summer recipe with you.


Lemony Icebox Pie







  • Combine the cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla in a large bowl.


  • Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Pour into pie crust. Refrigerate overnight.





Also, be sure to stop by Sherri's blog today, Little Bits of This and That to see what she has to share with you.



127 comments:

  1. What an adorable flag! Thanks for your generous giveaway. This pattern is certainly one that could be used for many occasions. And thanks for the recipe! Yum!

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  2. I really like the reds in your little quilt. Are they from a certain line of fabric or just what you had in your stash? They would make great placemats - if you could make yourself eat off them. I'm too clumsy to be trusted myself.

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  3. I LOVE your little flag quilt! Placemats are a great idea or it would just be cute as a wall hanging. My Mom loves lemon - I will have to pass your recipe on to her - sounds yummy. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  4. The flag quilt is so adorable!! Can't wait to make it!! The fabrics you used are perfect, and so pretty!! The recipe sounds so good, too!! Thanks so much, and Thanks for the opportunity!! I love these blog hops!!

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  5. I love that little flag. I agree that it would make a great placemat. I see a set of those in my future. Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit. Good luck, everyone.

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  6. I love, love, love flag patterns! Thanks so much. Can't wait to try your recipe. We are a lemon loving family! Thanks for the chance on your beautiful kit.

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  7. What a great idea to make flag placemats! Would be great for memorial day, flag day, 4th of july, etc.

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  8. I am loving all three patterns I have seen so far. Can't wait to get to my stash and make all three!

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  9. My son needs one of those flags on his wall! Thanks :)

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  10. I love this little quilt. What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love the little quilt! I make seasonal placemats for my table. These will be great for next July!! = )

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  12. I adore the flag and the fabric you used! I did squeal! lol thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  13. Thank you for sharing and I think the flag block would be great as placemats too!

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  14. I would love to win your flag kit. I've been making "mug rugs" and this would be a perfect companion.

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  15. I love the flag pattern. That will be fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win a ruler AND the flag goodies.

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  16. I would love to win this ruler and the great kit you are also offering. I think if I won, I would work on this project while enjoying a refreshing piece of lemon pie!

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  17. I love any red, white and blue design and if it has a flag on it, even better. My patriotic quilts go up for lots of holidays and this will be a nice addition to the group.

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  18. What a nice giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  19. This is a cute pattern, thanks so much for sharing it.

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  20. What a great pattern and you gotta love Minnick and Simpson fabrics! I love lemon things, so thank you for the recipe as well!

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  21. So cute! That pattern is perfect for my little hall table. I have a nice stash of leftover scraps from the Prairie Paisley collection too! Somewhere....

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  22. I love everything with red, white, and blue and the patterns is so cute. I have my dining room decorated Americana style all year long and this would work so well in there. Thanks for the giveaway I have my fingers crossed.

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  23. Love the colors and it will look great on my new (old dresser) that I just refinished and put in my kitchen. And that yummy lemon dessert will be on my table this week too!!!

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  24. Gwynette in NW ArkansasJuly 5, 2011 at 12:38:00 AM PDT

    I display red/white/blue year round and your flag would fit right in. Your recipe sounds cool and refreshing.

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  25. The little flag quilt is adorable and the pie sounds wonderful. I love just about anything with lemon and will try it this week. I'd really love to win the ruler, too!

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  26. I would love to win this ruler. Your flag is so cute and would be great for Labor Day decoration. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I always appreciate your blog and great ideas.

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  28. Love your flag quilt! I agree that placemats would be great made from this pattern!

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  29. Great flag!! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. Love these blog hops!! And thanks for the flag pattern.

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  31. Cute Flag Project!! Placemats would be a great way to use the project!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. Wow, I don't know what I like best - the flag or the pie! I guess I'll have to make both!!!

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  33. Love the prairie paisley fabrics and the flag. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Lisa...thanks for sharing your flag pattern and Lemony Icebox Pie recipe. The pie sounds soooo refreshing on these hot days. I'm enjoying the Blog Hop...thanks for participating....(o:

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  35. Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize and for the extra bonus of your pie recipe! I can't wait to make both the pie and the little quilt

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  36. Cute flag! I love this blog hopping!

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  37. I LOVE this little flag and will be making if for next year's Fourth of July decorations! Thank you for sharing it.

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  38. SUCH A NEAT FLAG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  39. That little flag quilt is adorable. And I am definitely going to try that recipe, yum.

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  40. The flag is so cute. I hear all good things about the fit to be quarter ruler so it has gone on my wish list. Your recipe sounds delicious.

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  41. What a wonderful flag - I love Minnick and Simpson fabric for patriotic projects.

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  42. yes, I agree, placemats would be wonderful. and that lemon pie sounds delicious....

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  43. The flag is so sweet. This ruler is fascinating and it looks like it would be a great help.

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  44. I love this flag quilt! The lemon pie sounds delicious! Thanks for the chance to win

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  45. Your flag is cute and patriotic! Love it! I may try your Lemony Icebox Pie. I may try it with fresh lime juice, since that's what is in the kitchen! Gotta love a recipe with the term "icebox" in it!

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  46. I need the new ruler! I like hourglass blocks but sometimes they don't like me. And definitely going to make your lemon pie recipe. Yum Yum! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. The pattern is wonderful! I would love to win the ruler and kit to make it! Thank you for the opportunity and the recipe!

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  48. Love the lemon pie and really cute flag, I have a few American friends that I can make it for. Thanks for the chance.

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  49. The flag is really cute, and the recipe for the lemon pie sounds wonderful - I'll need to give that a try. Thanks for the chance to win the ruler and flag kit!

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  50. I'm enjoying this blog hop so far, especially with the cute free patterns and delicious sounding recipes.Thanks for the giveaway...I really hope I win one of Monique's rulers.

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  51. Mary Beth (Betsy) SchmitzJuly 5, 2011 at 5:42:00 AM PDT

    Love the flag pattern. I love Americana patterns and am looking forward to giving it a try. I have made the recipe before and it is delicious and a great summertime treat!
    Betsy S.

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  52. I'd love to try the ruler and your kit would be perfect. The pie looks great too.

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  53. Who doesn't love Prairie Pasely done up in a flag pattern! Thank you for the generous give-away as well as the recipe!

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  54. I'm liking the flag pattern and who wouldn't want a new ruler? The pie recipe sounds delish can't wait to try it!

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  55. Just started quilting, a great therapy for break from studying. I love this blog. Patterns and recipes what else could a quilter ask for. Your right, this cute little patriotic flag can be shown all year round, very Americana. Thank you

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  56. That flag quilt is darling! I love the idea of using it as a placemat.

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  57. A very cute pattern... thanks! Pie sounds delish, too! ...Karen

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  58. Adorable pattern! I need to make it now so it will be ready for next year. The lemon pie sounds so yummy. Perfect for this crazy hot summer.

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  59. Love the little flag!!!! Had to print out the instructions before I could comment.....
    Now I have to print out the recipe. Think I have all the ingredients. Thank you for sharing.

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  60. That little flag is adorable and yes, keep it out all year long. I can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. thanks for the recipe the flag is adorable, placemat would be ok but what about tuck in a goody box for a soldier

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  62. My goodness, a giveaway of a rule, quilt kit, AND a NO BAKE yummy for summer!!!??? What a nice lady you are! Thanks for the chnd to win.

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  63. Lisa that flag is the CUTEST!!! I would love a chance to win your ruler and Flag kit ! WOW! Thanks !

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  64. I Love the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win:) Thanks for sharing your recipe. It looks like I will be making it very soon.

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  65. What a cute little quilt! Love it!

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  66. That's a neat quilt -- it never before occurred to me to make a flag quilt. :D Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. Super cute, I made an American Flag out of Mary Koval fabric about 2 years ago...one of my favorites so far! Lisa in Texas

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  68. Love the fabric. Cute idea!

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  69. What a sweet little flag. Thanks so much for the pattern. The fabrics you used look awesome. That Lemony Icebox Pie sounds sooooo yummy. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway. I'm having fun following all the blogs on this hop.

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  70. This is a great flag quilt. I really like your choice of fabrics. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway! :)

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  71. Love your flag pattern! Thanks so much for the pattern. Have been looking for a good lemon dessert, and your recipe sounds like I have found it.

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  72. Your little flag quilt is adorable! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  73. That flag is so cute. I cant wait to make it. Thanks.

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  74. Thanks for the giveaway, the ruler is awesome and so is your flag. Agree, itd make cute placemats!

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  75. The 4th of July Flag pattern is so cute and so is your choice of fabrics. Thanks for the chance at your generous giveaway.

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  76. Oh I sew love that little flag. It is so cute. Thank you for the pattern and the yummy recipe. I always love baking for the holidays.
    Thank You,
    Karen M

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  77. What a cute little quilt and something that you can finish quickly (always a plus). thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. Love the little flag. Thanks for the pattern, the recipe, and the chance to win!

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  79. Love the flag quilt!! I'd like to make one (or 2) to use as placemats or for the center of my table. Just thought of another use-for my now blank wall in my office at work! Would be a great way to perk up a dull office. Thanks for the give away--would love to be a winner!! :-)

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  80. Cute pattern and I always am looking for a new recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  81. Your little quilt is just adorable! i would love to make it! The new ruler is very interesting! Lobving this Blog Hop. Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com

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  82. Your little flag is adorable--those would be very cute placemats! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  83. This ruler sounds like a good one. Thanks for your pattern and recipe!

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  84. The little flag quilt is just adorable! Thanks for this fun blog hop too!

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  85. Love the flag and the placemat idea! Thanks for the fun recipe, also! Appreciate your generosity in doing this drawing! Have a great week! Bari

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  86. I love the flag quilt and especially the floral fabrics used in it---what fun! Thanks for the recipe as well---I absolutely love lemon!!!

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  87. Beautiful flag, and it would be great to make one! Thanks for the recipe.

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  88. Great design! It looks to be a project likely finished in a reasonable timeframe rather than becoming another nagging UFO. That is a good thing.

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  89. Those fabrics are TOO CUTE! I already have Monique's Fit to Be Quarter ruler and love it. And thank you for the dessert recipe!

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  90. Boy, this is cute. I would love to win the kit. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  91. What a sweet little flag! You could make it even smaller and have a cute mug rug, too! Thank you for the pattern and an opportunity to win...

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  92. I love little flag quilts, but still have not made one! Oh well, there's always next year. Yours is so cute, and a kit to make it would be awesome!

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  93. What a fun blog hop! And a darling flag! Thanks for a chance at winning.

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  94. What a darling flag. I can't wait to get started. Thanks so much!

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  95. What an adorable flag quilt! I am going to go make it right now (don't have the ruler, but will make do!) Thanks a bunch for the pattern and for sharing with us. HUGS... and stitches

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  96. Darling flag quilt! That lemony ice box pie reminds me of a family favorite from growing up. I used to love it!

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  97. Love your little flag quilt. Also, the lemony ice box pie sounds delicious.

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  98. The flag you made is really adorable! I think I need some pie with a few strawberries and blueberries on top. Yum!

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  99. Placemats? You mean you would let people spill food on these placemats? No way!! I'm going to pull fabric from my stash right now! How cute to hang as a mini quilt from Memorial Day through Labor Day or even ALL year! Thanks for the pattern AND the recipe! Yummy and light!!

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  100. that recipe sounds so good. I think I need to try it soon?

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  101. thanks for a chance to win. hope you had a nice 4th.

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  102. Fabulous flag quilt pattern! Love your version. Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway!

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  103. What a cute quilt! Great blog giveaway!

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  104. What a lovely prize -- thanks for the chance to win. Your flag is too cute!

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  105. This ruler looks more enticing as the tour progresses. Love the patterns that are being offered too. Thank you for the chance.

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  106. OMGosh! What an awesome give-away! I LOVE the flag pattern & the fabrics you chose :) Some lucky winner is going to be thrilled. Please enter me for a chance to win. Thanks to you & Monique for your generosity :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  107. That's such a cute flag. I'd love to make one and would really like to win the ruler. Tanks for the chance to win.

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  108. thanks for your wonderful post ... cant wait to try ... :)

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  109. I'm thinking this ruler from Monique is a new must-have! Thanks for the giveaway and your part in the Blog Hop. It is fun! :)

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  110. Love your project....the lemony pie would hit the spot on a hot afternoon!!

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  111. Yum...nothing says summer like lemon! The flag is adorable too.

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  112. This is a great giveaway! I love the ruler and the quilt. Your recipe goes to the top of my list. Can't wait to taste it!

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  113. This is a beautiful little quilt! Would love to win the kit for it! The recipe sounds delicious also.

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  114. Your pie sounds sooo yummy. I'm going to try it for my husbands birthday Sat. The little flag is so cute. I love the fabric you used. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for the blog hop.

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  115. Wow what a cute flag. It would look great on my table.

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  116. The flag hanging looks so patriotic. Thanks for the pattern. The recipe is going to my mother who is our cook. Please enter me into your drawing. I have Monique's new book so can put the ruler to good use making one of her quilt designs. I enjoyed the visit.

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  117. I really want to make this cute quilt and hang it on my porch, and I'm thinking I need this ruler, too! Fingers crossed :)

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  118. Adorable flag. Would love to win the ruler.

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  119. What a yummy looking recipe! Your quilts are beautiful!! I only live a couple of hours from Seattle. I hope to stop into the quilt store you work at one of the times I make it to the city. (I found your blog from Nicole's blog a while ago). Thank you for working on this fun follow along celebrating the 4th of July.

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  120. Loving the blog hop!! Great flag pattern!!

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  121. Love this flag pattern! As soon as I printed it I dashed to the sewing room to look for fabric...perfect. Thanks, Robin

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  122. What a cute pattern and better yet, it's free! Thanks for sharing your talent on this great blog hop! I've already decided that I need the ruler, after all a gal can't have too many notions!

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  123. Love the flag pattern. Great fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

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  124. Can't get any better than this, a great pattern and a great recipe to eat while you are making it. The fabrics that you used to make the flag are also wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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