Friday, January 11, 2013

"IN WITH WORDS" Blog Hop & Giveaway

I can't believe it is 2013 already and we are in our first Blog hop of the year.  From what I seen so far, it sure is a GREAT one too!  Stop over at "Buzzing and Bumbling" with Linda and give her a big thanks for all her hard work.  And don't forget Madame Samm at "Sew WE Quilt".  She also needs a big thank you.  Then when you are there you can check out the rest of the schedule, for you don't want to miss a one blog.

I wanted to do something different for my day but fun.  So  I drew this:    (I call here Sallie) 



It started out with seeing her picture on the internet in one of those quilt picture sites.  I changed a few things on her, took away a few boxes and added more fabric. Drawing her was no problem.  But....then I had to make my pattern and number all the little pieces.  When I was done, well, lets say my picture looked really confusing, but I knew what was what. 

So, I got out my tote of scraps.  I just love the part of figuring out which fabrics to put where.



I had so many little pieces, that I divided them into little baggies until I was ready for them.  Next I cut to large pieces of fabric and sewn them together.  I carefully pressed and took off all the lint that I could.


Then I arranged "Sallie" onto the fabric.  There were a total of 105 pieces all together.  She had 28 bolts of fabric plus the fat quarter bundle on top.  I added an extra spool of thread to the one box and then plain white in the other box for batting.  It took a long time to put everything in place where I wanted them.  Then I carefully transferred to my ironing board and pressed.


I machine appliqued them on using  Monofilament thread.  I didn't want anything to take away from seeing "Sallie".  Then I used my fabric pens and added the extras:


.Next I made my letters.  I went to my Word Perfect program on my lap top and decided which font to use. I enlarged it to the size that I wanted and printed them out.  Next I cut each word out separately.

 
Because they are words, I had to trace them backward to trace onto my Steam-a-Seam.


The rest.......well, again, I changed a few things up at the last minute.  Instead of putting the full phrase that I first decided on.  "There is NO such thing as TOO much fabric"  I shortened it to "There's NO such thing as TOO much fabric"  

Oh, but I didn't stop my words there...I machine quilted an all over random pattern and in that I also added the words pins, needles, threads, rulers, etc.  (I hope you can make them out)





  So without further ado....Here it is......


TOTAL SIZE IS:  16" X 20 1/2"

I had made this wall hanging for my mother, (Home is Where the CAT is)  she loves cats.  At present time she has two, named after her late sister and mother. (Elsie and Alice)



And I must share my Quilting Lady with everyone.  My husband thought this one was so neat.  In fact, it is what inspired me to make "Sallie".  Oh, he really likes "Sallie" too.



Again, I want to thank Linda from "Buzzing and Bumbling" and Madam Samm.  They both did a wonderful job and worked hard getting this all together for us.  Now that you seen my "Words" go read some more great "Words" from all the other bloggers of today.


Jane's Fabrics (Jane R.)
Nuts 4 Redwork (Heide W.)
Bits and Pieces (Martha R.)
Life in Every Breath (Jennifer B.)
Quilting Lines (Patricia L.)
Meadowbrook  (Kristen K.)
Count It All Joy!  (Denise P.)
Sophie Junction (Sophie W.)


 The rest of the schedule goes as this:

Monday, January 14
Clothes and Crafts (Maria K.)
Simple Sew (Shirley T.)
Woolie Mammoth (Anna B.)
RocknQuilts (Mary Ann)
Quiltsmiles (Jane E.)

Tuesday, January 15
BQuiltin Studio  (Beverly K.)
Hill Valley Quilter (Britt-Inger)
Bumbleberry Stitches  (Theresa K.)
Buzzing and Bumbling  (Linda W.)
Outback Crafter (Debra S.)
In Stitches and Seams  (Annette S.)
Englating  (Marica from Sweden)
Stitchin by the Lake  (Marlene B.)
Selina Quilts  (Selina)
Sheila's Quilt World (Sheila M.)
Words & Stitches (Beth S.)

Wednesday, January 16
Quiltin' Jenny  (Jenny)
(Rosemary B.) at “that other blog”
Dachsies With Moxie  (Agnes B.)
Sew Many Yarns (Lyndsey M.)
Sew We Quilt  (Mdm. Samm)
The German Mom  (Tina S.)
Christa Quilts (Christa W.)


OK, I know what everyone is waiting for....oh yeah.  I have a REALLY GOOD GIVEAWAY.  My sponsor.  Missouri Quilts,  gave me this awsome book for the lucky winner.  It is....are you ready.....



OH YEAH, it is "Focus on the Center" by our good friend Pat Sloan.  This is a wonderful book with 8 great patterns of hers.  Each pattern is unique and I know you would enjoy making each one.

To enter is easy, be a follower and leave me a "WORD".  For a second entry... pass the WORD around and come back and tell me how you did it.   Then on January 16th I will go to Random.com and get a winner and post it right here, so do come back.

TILL THEN,

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE......... 


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out Imy site at: http://janesquilting.com

137 comments:

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

OMG! This is amazing. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing your words and the process that went into creating this amazing piece!

Judy B said...

Your quilts are just too cute! Thank you for sharing. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

nähtina said...

oh my gosh, these are soooooo great!
I can really relate to it all *g*

love it!

Emily C said...

I LOVE Sallie and her piles of fabric.. Wow. So many little details.

Lavonna ZWB said...

Here is my "word" for you:

"Brownies."

Why? Because they are Yummy and what you shared with us today was yummy too. :)

Lavonna ZWB said...

Here is my "word" for you:

"Brownies."

Why? Because they are Yummy and what you shared with us today was yummy too. :)

Nati said...

I am just amazed at your work, so neat, so perfect! Love it! Thanks for,sharing and the chance to win.

Cath said...

Oh my, what an amzazingly talented person you are. I am gobsmacked that you cut out all those little pieces but it was so worth it as it turned into a wonderful little project. So glad I am already a follower so I didn't miss this.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh wow this is just fabulous - I love the way you have done the extra quilting of the words too - I am knew to quilting but I will have to give that a go!

Cathy said...

Your artwork is fantastic. I enjoyed my visit. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa said...

These are wonderful, how clever you are - the look very intricate.

Karen said...

Believe, really brilliant art quilt!

Gill said...

Sallie is fabulous - I love her!
My word today is 'Breathe' because sometimes I forget!!
Thank you for sharing!

charlotte said...

Your Sallie is sew inspired. My favorite so far!! Beautiful job.

Britt-Inger said...

I love love your quilt. It is sew awesome and cool. You are sew creative and amazing. Thanks for sharing

Fiesta said...

Wow!

Deb C said...

Incredible! That's Sallie!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

I am in awe! I cannot get over how you did all those tee-niny pieces.

Thanks for the tutorial (as if I could ever do that!) and letting us see how the project progressed. It's amazing!

LOVE IT!

Marla's Crafts said...

Your pieces turned out really well. Everyone has such an imagination. Great job and thanks for having a give away.

Cindy Staub said...

I love your quilted pictures, awesome! The 'You never have too much fabric' looks like me on the way to quilt retreat! Very nicely done!

Happy quilting and thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

Jeanie said...

Love your quilting lady! Wonderful, happy wall hanging!

Madame Samm said...

full of humor ...YOUR words resonate with many of us...bravo

Patty D from NC said...

Very wonderful project - the detail is amazing!

Sowing Stitches said...

"Whimsical" is the word for today!
Great way to start the weekend! Hoping to see the day when I do 'have' too much fabric...oh what a day of creating that will be! :)
sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

StitchinByTheLake said...

Jane I am totally blown away by your creativity and by this wonderful work. I don't think I could have done so many little pieces - I can't even imagine it - but it is totally perfect. My word is "Nice." I'll be using it when I do my post for this hop. :) blessings, marlene

Kristen King said...

Great job!!!

JCnNC said...

Loved seeing your progress with this wonderful little quilt. It says everything. My word is Masterpiece. Judy C

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love 'Sallie' as well as all you pieces. thank you for sharing with us today.

Thearica said...

Sallie is just simply too cute!

Martha said...

Wow! I am so impressed! Love it, wish I had it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
My word today...SMILE...I overslept, my post wasn't posted (it is now) and I feel like I was run over by a mack truck...a really big one. So you helped me SMILE with your precious Sallie.

Quilter Kathy said...

Amazing project! Love the details you shared in the creation process!

Annette Schultz said...

I think I could use Sally here to help me get organized .... I think I even have a dolly for move stuff around..... sew cute thanks for sharing and hosting a great give away.
in stitches

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! I am amazed and inspired by your applique work! You are quite talented to work with all those tiny pieces. Great project!

Karma Willow Designs said...

amazing

Sallie said...

Sallie is a great name! :)

sophie said...

Sallie is fabulous!

LJ said...

"AWESOME"...you are and your work is, too! You are quite the artist! Sallie is definitely awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Wow they are all amazing , love your creativity !! I am a follower .

Dee said...

I love how you used the words in the quilting.....I am going to use that bit of inspiration. Sallie is a busy girl.....love her.

Mara said...

WOW and WOW, you are so talented, I am already a follower, my word will be "wonderful", you did a wonderful job on a too cute, wish I could make it wall hanging.

gpc said...

What amazing projects! My word is Happy!

LJ said...

I've been enjoying your blog for quite some time. I pinned your wonderful quilt to one of my Pinterest boards in order to pass the word. http://pinterest.com/pin/225954106276402384/

giddy99 said...

So awesome! My word for you is CLEVER! :)

giddy99 said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/289733079264808960

Rebeckah Austin said...

The quilts are awesome!

Just Quilt It said...

You do such beautiful, beautiful work. I find these hops to be so inspiring when I see all of the great work of quilters like you. That's my word--INSPIRING!

sew.darn.quilt said...

All those pieces, wow, you get an A+ for "perseverance" and creativity!
Sew my words is going to be
"AWESOME" !

Scrapatches said...

Sallie is cute and I <3 her since I <3 fabric. Also, as I <3 cats, I <3 the cat one you made for your mom. I am now a follower so I can see more of Sallie and your quilty goodness. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Rosa said...

Love Sally.She is fantastic with that pile of fabrics.

Rosa said...

Friendly is my word for you.Thanks for sharing!!

Terry said...

I am now a follower, your project was AWESOME

Nellie Duclos said...

Jane-She's awesome, perfect, what can I say! I am graphically challenged and jealous of your wonderful drawing abilities. The cats are adorable-I have 3 feline rescue kitties. From CA, thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

I posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/terry.s.straubel?ref=tn_tnmn

Barb said...

ENJOY!

I've been a follower through emails and now signed up for GFC, too.

Barb said...

My word was 'enjoy' and I just wished my husband a good day and to enjoy whatever may come his way. Afterall, we really must enjoy the journey wherever it takes us.

Just Carol said...

I love that Sallie! You did a great job getting all those pieces together and the words are totally so true. Love it! My word says it all about your project: Groovy! :O)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

You hit the nail on the hard....never too much fabric. Love that project!

Linda said...

Your Sallie is absolutely adorable! What a great "smile maker"!
My word is "whimsy", because that is an important part of my life and it seems to be of yours, too!
Great job, Jane!

Agnes Bullock said...

Love Sallie and company! Your are so talented

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love your project. Now just where can I go get that pile of fabrics for my stash? :-) Thanks for sharing, just how it went together! And those cats!! Adorable!

patchouli moon studio said...

Sallie is fabulous! And your saying on the quilt is so true too!
Fabulous.

patchouli moon studio said...

Fabulous follower that's me, LOL!!!

krislovesfabric said...

Love this, Sally is wonderful :) I love the box on top and the words you quilted in!!

Tammy said...

I shared your "Word" post today via my facebook page.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

I am now officially following you via email. I love love love your word project...It is just amazeing how you did it..Very talented my dear..
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy H said...

Those quilts are so much fun. they definitely would make me smile every time I would see them. My word is Joy. I plan on finding joy more often and try to share it as well.

carla said...

WOW!!! WOW!!! Little Sally and her fabric are wonderful!!! Love it!!! I love the cats!!! Love them all!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Kathy H said...

To share my word, I am returning a cookie tin to a friend who has been sick for awhile. I found a tea towel with the word joy in it and as it is one of her favorite words, thought I would put it in the tin to surprise her.

Heide said...

You got me with "Sallie"! Would love to do her in Redwork. May I please? She would have her own special place in my sewing room.

Mary Ann said...

Fantastic!

Mary Ann said...

I'm your newest follower!

SIMPLESEW said...

She is No 1 for me today, I still dont understand how you got her on the fabric. I am a follower.

WORD: artistic

SIMPLESEW said...

I went to all the hops and left them some love

Patty said...

I LOVE how you can just think it up and make it. I get stuck at"think it up"LOL. Wonderful job.

Joyce Carter said...

My word is "laugh", because I had to laugh after seeing your quilts. They are so funny.You really made my day.
You did a fantastic job in designing and making these. You are very creative.
Thank you for a great giveaway. I follow through GFC.

Farm Quilter said...

I love your wall hangings!!! I always love it when I find another quilter who likes to applique like I do - love fusible!!! Funny how Sally reminds me of me!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Nancy M. said...

My word for you: BOOK. I can see Sallie in a book with many antics all along the pages. A book I would love to read.

lefuntz said...

I love your Sallie! Can't we all relate! I also love that you quilted words on your project.

OneOldGoat said...

How beautiful! I love all of your quilts - especially the cat quilt:)

sandra said...

This is so cute and I just love Sallie she is all quilters. Thanks for sharing.

Lou said...

So adorable!!!!
My word is "Thankful"

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a lovely post!! You did a tremendous job on this project!I'm a new follower

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

LOL! I love it! Like something right out of a Norman Rockwell! Brilliant - thank you for sharing :)

Mommarock said...

OMG my word for you would be Brilliant!!!

Abbigail said...

Wow! You sure put a lot into this wall hanging! I love it! My word is "awesome" for your talent!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

She is absolutely fantastic!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

She is brilliant - I love the threads at the top of her trolley cart!! My word is 'thanks' - thanks for sharing Sally today!!!

Martina said...

Oh I just love your quilts. They are fun and inspiring. Wow, 105 pieces! Well done. Just great!

Jenny said...

your project is SO MUCH FUN! 100+ pieces, on my goodness! You are so brave!

Lyn said...

I am a follower and Oh My your quilt made me "SMILE" That is my word. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Hooked on Quilting said...

There really is no such thing as too much fabric, for sure!! Love your quilts.

Judith said...

I love Sallie! I believe we have the interest...FABRICS!...LOL! Beautiful projects today and also, I love cats too....Thanks for sharing today and look forward to seeing more projects from you...Judith, Texas

Robin said...

That is over the top amazing! That is the coolest pattern and I sure hope you decide to make it available for purchase! (hint hint) Wonderful work!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Yikes! I just love it!! Amazing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hallo Jane,
I love Sallie, the Quiltdiva and everything you shows.
Thanks for the chance to win, I do follow you and I´m still hoping to welcome you to my blog too soon.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hallo Jane,
I love Sallie, the Quiltdiva and everything you shows.
Thanks for the chance to win, I do follow you and I´m still hoping to welcome you to my blog too soon.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very cute quilting creations.

Karen said...

Sallie is quite the beauty! You did a wonderful job with her.

evelyn said...

Sallie the Sale Queen is adorable. Love your creativity ( could you ever imagine doing this without fusable-!?)

Verna G said...

agree with all your comments! Love to shop and love cats!

Vesuviusmama said...

I love Sallie!

Cloud 9 said...

Love your quilt, amazing detail. My word is "creative".

Janarama said...

Sally is so freaking cute! You are quite creative and very talented.

mary mahoo said...

WOW is the only word I can think of! Jane, this is amsolutely amazing! Thanks so much for sharing & inspiring me!

mary mahoo said...

I shared on FB,,,,but not for another chance to win. I'm in awe, Jane.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! Love your Sallie! You are so clever and talented to design her. Thanks for sharing all your projects with us, great job! Oh, my word today is "Friendship".

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

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

My word today is Friendship and I shared that with my girlfriend today at lunch. I thanked her for being a great friend and a wonderful sewing buddy.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Happy Saturday :-)
I have been following for a billion years already.
Your blog and your ideas are always the best. I love this, it is so cute.
Love the colors and everything!
I also really like the other two projects you made. They are sweet. I bet your mom loves that little quilt you made her, it is adorable!
thank you for sharing all of your massive creativity in this hop

Mary Ann said...

Amazed!

Darla said...

These are so much fun! Smile is my word because you made me smile!

toekneechestnut said...

"Improvisational"... describing the neat developments made on your fun and fabulous mini quilts. From the initial sketchs to the piles of fabrics (which we all love!)also, inscribing with quilted words that has resulted in a delightfully unique expression of your passion! I feel quite inspired:) grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot) au

Theresa said...

I LOVE these! Great job!

Cathy said...

I see Sally doesn't dilly dally!
Excellent work.

Pamela said...

Congratulations! Your wall hanging is awesome. So creative!

Shar said...

My "word" would have to be "laugh". Because this is how I look when I go to the fabric store. Someone has taken a picture of me.

hueisei said...

Thanks for SHARING the beautiful project. My Words "SHARING"

Quiltsmiles said...

How perfct is Sallie! What a great project and loved your creativity!
Thank you so much for sharing, I loved it! Jane

the girlfriend gap said...

SUPER-DUPER! is all I can say!Your little Sallie is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration to by more fabric :) janita

the girlfriend gap said...

SUPER-DUPER! is all I can say!Your little Sallie is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration to by more fabric :) janita

Karrie S said...

I adore Sallie! It turned out really cute! My word is Grateful. Because I want to get ALL the negativity out of my life, and when all that negative is gone, it becomes a feeling of gratitude.

Karrie S said...

I passed my word to others in the blog hop today. Thanks for sharing your projects again ;) I forgot to tell you I adore the kitty one as well.

PatSloan said...

I'm so honored my book is your giveaway!!! Thank you.. and I love the saying.. TRUTH!

I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

Pat Sloan
Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
http://blog.patsloan.com

livingonair said...

Today is the 13th and I just stumbled on this whole Word blog hop. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Great design! I just love the way you turned a drawing into a quilt and didn't lose the details!!!

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lynaeve said...

thank you for the chance!

Cathy's Chatter said...

WOW!! I have to leave you two words: Awesome Creativity! Love your integration of words throughout!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Wow! That is so impressive! Awesome!

CeLynn said...

Wow,beautiful! Love Sallie and all your other mini's too! Thanks for sharing :)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Amazing!
Love them all! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Wendy said...

Sallie is fantastic, it's fab the way you've done the pile of fabric! The words in the quilting are wonderful too

~Marica~ said...

Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

MoeWest said...

Your Sally quilt is wonderful! I can definitely relate to the words. The cats and the quilting lady are fun too. My word for 2013 is DECLUTTER. There is too much stuff around this house!

MoeWest said...

I passed the word around on Twitter. https://twitter.com/MoeWest/status/291042520828375040 Thanks for the great giveaway.

nicolesender said...
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nicolesender said...

My word is renew.
gfc follower: nicolesender
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

I like you and follow you on Facebook. I love your WORD wall hangings. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway.

Mrs.Pickles said...

oh my how cute!! thanks for sharing

Nancy in IN said...

All by hand; I am impressed. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower.