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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nifty Novelties Blog Hop

Ribbit!
That's frog talk for welcome to my day to share my "Nifty Novelties" with you!
LOL!!
I was so excited when Marian announced this hop last spring!
I brain-stormed with my BFF about what to do with all my bug prints.
She came up with "frogs" that love to eat little buggy things!
LOL!!
That lead me to an online search of kids coloring pages. 
Where I found the perfect one, at "Raising our Kids.com
I dug through my greens and went to work.
His little tummy patch was the perfect place to show off my bug novelty prints.
I chose to use a reverse applique stitch, on the tummies.
And adapted the eyes, using assorted circles from my Accuquilt GO dies,
which really brought them to life!

Here you have it, after playing with a layout...this "army" of frogs 
have hopped their way into my heart!
LOL!!
Did you know a group of frogs is called an army?
Look it up, it surprised me!
Sometimes they are called a colony too, but I think I like the sound of a frog army.
I called in the troops and they gobbled up my bug novelties!
If only this wasn't the last little look of summer here.
The snow this week has put an end, to the lush pond life for this year.
LOL!!
Wow...thanks to
we have an awesome giveaway for one of you lucky readers today.
You can read the giveaway rules on Marian's post
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Make sure you visit my fellow bloggers, they have more fun ways
to show off those nifty novelty prints.
Thanks Marian, not only for another fun blog hop, 
but for making me do some stash busting, too!
It's nice to be able to see those treasured fabrics in a project and not in a drawer!
:-)
Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

71 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your army of frogs, Joan. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us.
    I'm entering at Moosestash Quilting.

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  2. I absolutly love this frog and his tummy was the perfect place for your bug fabrics, thanks for sharing your creativeness!!

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  3. Great work, Joan. These are the most delightful frogs I have seen. I love the idea of using the bug fabrics in their tummies. It obviously made them very happy little ribbits.
    You come up with great ideas for these challenges.
    Sorry to hear that snow has arrived. THat changes what you get to do outside. Hope a few more sunny days sneak in for you.
    This is a gorgeous quilt!!!

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  4. What an adorable quilt! You make the most amazing applique quilts. Entering at MooseStashQuilting.

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  5. Your frogs are so cute! I may need to make a frog quilt too.

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  6. Sooooo cute!!! I love how you used the novelty fabric on their tummies! And I did not not know a bunch of frogs were called an army!!! xx

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  7. Adorable quilt! I love how the frog's tummy is full of bugs. Reminds me of the children's song, 5 green and speckled frogs, yum, yum!

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  8. My mom absolutely love frogs....live ones, but mostly ceramic ones, and fabric stuffed frogs and on coffee mugs, and spoon rests and oh everything frog. I think I'll make this is her honor....she'll be smiling down on it for sure! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Your novelties made such a cute army. And your frogs have such a delightful personality. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Very cute army of frogs. You are sew creative and sew accomplished ... :) Pat

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  11. Joan at Moosestashquilting - You have a beautiful quilt. Your frogs are just darling and so inspiring!!

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  12. Very cute! Thanks for the giveaway.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  13. Moosestash Quilting! I absolutely love these frogs!

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  14. The Frogs art so cute- love your idea

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  15. Looooove "Moosestash Quilting"!!!! (& Follow her faithfully :D ) Love Love Loooooove the Frog Army!!!! So verrrry AWESOME!

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  16. I really love the frogs and their tummies. I will need to bookmark this so I can do this when I find my bugs. I am glad to find out frogs hop in armys. Such a fun new fact.

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  17. this is absolutely wonderful. I love how the tummies are insects. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  18. Your quilt is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing not only the pictures but the thought behind the design.

    Have a lovely day.

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  19. Love, love, love the frogs. How clever, and the eyes just make them come alive!

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  20. Moose Stash Quilting - that is the cutest thing ever! Plus a lot of work, but it's so adorable!

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  21. Your frog looks cuter in fabric applique than the drawing!

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  22. Love what you have done! I always Love coming here you work is always lovely. Thank you for sharing.
    Carol O

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  23. OMG! Just adorable! I don't remember visiting MooseStash Quilting before, looking forward to exploring your blog!

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  24. Love your frogs. They are all so happy with their full bellies

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  25. Moosestash Quilting with Calico Joan. An adorable use of bug fabric, great for all kids at heart! I check out your blog faithfully & love your projects. Thanks for sharing your inspiration, creativity & talents with us all.

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  26. Using the bug fabrics for the tummy patches is a brilliant idea. Such a cute, whimsical and colorful quilt. I am entering at MooseStash Quilting.

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  27. Absolutely perfect way to use those prints ... I love novelty prints and with 8 grandkids and a brand new little boy coming next month, there are 2 great-grandsons .. I am sooo ready for this!!

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  28. That is the cutest quilt! MooseStash Quilting is where it's at!!

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  29. Moosestash! I love your army of frogs, way too cute!!! Coloring pages are a great place to find applique designs. Thank you for sharing!

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  30. Oh what a great way to stash purge...what a cute quilt this is...

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  31. Hi, Thanks for a great idea on how to make kids quilts. I'm entering Moosestash Quilting.
    quiltyladyrr at gmail dot com

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  32. Adorable - thanks for sharing! Entering at Moosestash Quilting.
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  33. An absolutely adorable way to use novelty prints. The entire pattern is just so cute Joan. I love it!!

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  34. I am entering at MooseStash Quilting. I love the frog quilt.

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  35. Moose Stash Quilting, Love your Ribbit quilt. I have some of those same bug fabrics stashed away.

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  36. How cute is that! So clever using 2 novelty print ideas. Frogs do eat all sorts of bugs, don't they?
    And thank goodness they do. Like your color combo. And gee,my grandson would just love your quilt idea.
    Enjoyed seeing it!

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  37. Joan at Moosestash Quilting, you have done it again! That is just too darned cute for words! I love the entire idea and may have to make one to donate next H2H time. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea.

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  38. Entering at MooseStashQuilting -- love your army! Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  39. Oh your frogs are so adorable! I am entering at Moose Stash Quilting!

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  40. I'm entering at MooseStash Quilting. Love the frogs. Thanks.

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  41. I love your frogs and their bug filled tummies. Thank You for the wonderful idea.

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  42. I love your frogs!!! They are so adorable and their tummies are too cute!!!

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    1. Entering at MooseStash Quilting. I forgot to add that...sorry!!

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  43. Moosestash Quilting of course. That is a perfectly wonderful frog!

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  44. I am entering at mposeStash Quilting...... love the frogs

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  45. Moosestash Quilting! So cute that frog.. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  46. That is the cutest quilt I've seen in a long time! Absolutely adorable and I love the tummy idea!

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  47. It sounds like your BFF is a great fit with you. Your minds work in mysterious, but amazing ways. Truly inspired to use bug fabric in frog tummies. Love it.
    I'm entering at Moosestash Quilting

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  48. Such a clever idea! Makes me want to go buy a bunch of bug prints, lol.

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  49. What an adorable quilt!! I love all the bugs you have to put in their bellies!
    Thank you!

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  50. Your frogs are absolutely adorable! And I love the bug prints for their tummies - almost gives and "I Spy' aspect to the quilt.

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  51. What fun little frogs. It reminds me of the children's story about the woman who swallowed a fly. Thanks for sharing! MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  52. Entry at moose stash quilting: love the frogs! I don’t draw very well, and forgot about coloring pages for motif ideas! Thank you for the reminder.

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  53. Your frogs are so cute! I love the bugs in their tummies, that is hilarious.

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  54. Wht a great quilt and a fun hop this is, made more fun by hopping frogs.

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  55. Perfect choice for the eyes too, like yours so much better than the original!

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  56. Those frogs are just too cute!! Love that you put bugs in their tummies!!

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  57. I’m at Moose Stash Quilts, and I’m loving this creative, adorable quilt! How very clever!

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  58. Your frogs are so darn cute! I am entering at MooseStash Quilting with the army of frogs!

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  59. Hi! What a great quilt. I really love frogs and your quilt is so cute! Sorry to hear about the snow - we are expecting a little bit soon too! Oh well, there is no spring without winter :-)

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  60. Love the frogs!! I'm entering from Moose Stash Quilting. The novelty tummies of the frogs is really cute. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  61. Oh my, this quilt is just to cute! I love their novelty bellies, :D

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  62. I am entering at Moose Stash Quilting--That was a great idea for a quilt--The frog with tummy full is a good one!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  63. I love the way you showed off your fabrics in frog tummies, such a cute army! Entering at Moosestash Quilting! Thank you, Susan

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  64. entering at Moosestash quilting. I have some of those same bug fabrics. What a cute idea.

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  65. I'm entering at MooseStash Quilting! Such cute froggies!

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