Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nancy Drew has a Clue and Giveaway Too!

The Nancy Drew Blog hop is going strong.  I have seen so many beautiful projects.  I must say, Nancy sure was a busy girl.

Well, today is my day and I want to first thank Carol from Just Let me Quit, and Madam Samm for their wonderful support and sponsoring this hop.  Yous are did a GREAT job!!!

I must say, I was very puzzled as what to make because I really didn't know anything about Nancy Drew.  Oh, I heard of her briefly but really not about her.  So I did some research and learned a lot.  I purchased a 5 inch charm pack and drew up my design:




I decided to draw Nancy in a picture frame showing what she is famous for.  I also decided to do her in a silhouette form.  So I drew her to the size that I wanted for the circle.  




Then I made my block patterns:

                           


Next I cut my pieces.  I needed 10 - 2 inch blocks per corner.  That meant 24 - 2 inch white, and  16- 2 inch printed.  Oh, also the circle which will be my frame for the picture.  As far as the boarder, well that will be determined as to what fabric I will use, after the project is sewn together.


                            
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 I then started putting the corners together by sewing all my 2 inch squares first.  When this was completed, I trimmed where the frame was going to be sewed on.   



From there, I sewed the frame on and put the four corners together.





As you can see, I fussy cut all my blocks to either show her books, name, picture, and yes, even her famous sayings:  (working with bias edges....I sure need practice)







  I laid the four corners onto the light blue fabric.  This was hand sewn on to add dimension   After that the  silhouette was put on top.  That was machine appliqued on .  I then layered and quilted all around the silhouette and then in the ditch of the squares and boarder.


      

   Waaa Laaaa  here it is....... Now that you have seen mine....you will want to check out more Nancy Drew.  Here is the list of today's blogs.  Please check them ALL out.  



As for the rest of the schedule:



So, now for the giveaway.....We all need thread to quilt, sew, etc.   My sponsor.....Superior Threads....

               www.superiorthreads.com/




is the best place to get that thread.  Did you see what all they have?


Magnifico High-strength trilobal polyester for Embroidery and Quilting by Superior Threads

The colors, styles, brands, I could go on and on.  They have any kind of thread you could think of, plus Prewound Bobbins, Daily Specials, a Superior Blog, lots of Educational Videos and Tutorials, etc.  Did you know they have Spool Clubs?  .Oh yeah, and they offer FREE shipping on them.  You will never find a better place to get threads.  


             

 Well, they are going to give a $25.00 gift certificate to one lucky person.  If your name is picked you will be able to choose whatever you want on their site.  

To enter...that is easy....

First, be a follower and leave me a comment.  
For a second entry,  go to their site    Superior Threads   and sign up for their newsletter, check out their products and come back here and leave me another comment as to what you would buy and make with your purchase.  

Then on Saturday, March 16th, I will go to Random.com and blog on who won the $25.00 gift certificate. 

 (Please do not get upset if I do not respond to your comment.  I will not be able to get back with everyone.  My son is coming to visit this week, so I will be very busy.  But I will try.)    .I will be reading them all and I do appreciate all your comments.  

So,  good luck to everyone and

HAPPY QUILTING!


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

125 comments:

Sallie said...

Great job! Enjoy the week with your son! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I signed up for their newsletter. I think I would buy MasterPiece #152 BISQUE #50/3-ply 2,500 yds. Cotton.

krislovesfabric said...

I am a follower and I love the way you fussy cut those squares with the sayings! Nice job on your Nancy project :)

Diane said...

What an amazing give away! I love their thread and already subscribe to their newsletter. Now the really amazing thing is...I have twin boys named David and Daniel! How fun is that? Glad I found you and now I'm following too!

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower thanks for the chance

Emily C said...

Lovely Nancy Drew piece. I love the saying squares, they look great.

Vicki H said...

I'm already a happy follower. Great job on your Nancy.

Vicki H said...

I alreay subscribe to the newsletter, I always make a point to read Bob's joke. I'm not sure what I would order, but would surely have fun spending the winnings.

Pat V. said...

I love your project! I hadn't thought about Nancy Drew for many years, but I really enjoyed the books when I was growing up.

Sharon said...

Hi Jane your Nancy drew quilt is wonderful Ilike how she is the center of attention...I am already a follower and signed up for superior threads...I like their masterpiece....have a great day

Vickie said...

I am a follower of yours already ! And I already get Superiors newsletter.

Vickie said...

If I won, I would get some white 50 wt. thread cause I'm almost out ! Thanks

Chiska said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a terrific project! Thanks for the give-away.

Judy B said...

Love your Nancy Drew mini quilt! Those table top holders are my favorite. Thank you for the great giveaway. I am a follower GFC.

Amy said...

I love the way you centered Nancy in the circle. We have very similar projects.

Judy B said...

I love Superior thread, my all time favorite! I get their newsletter. I will get some variegated thread. Thanks again for the great giveaway.

Sewgirl said...

I am a follower!

Sewgirl said...

I already subscribe to the Superior Newsletter. I love Bobs joke of the month at the end of each newsletter. As to what I would buy, well, I am prone to Masterpiece, but like King Tut as well!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I love how your Nancy is so very fancy, it's an adorable tribute to this sleuth!
I'm a follower, of course ;D
Thank you for the chance.

Scrapatches said...

Sew cute. You do such lovely work. Thank you for the how-to. Enjoy your time with your son this week ... :) Pat

Scrapatches said...

I love King Tut quilting thread and subscribe to their newsletter. I would likely pick a new spool of pink to add to my thread rack. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

The Slow Quilter said...

You took time and thought on this project, it is great. I am a follower.

The Slow Quilter said...

I have signed up for the Superior Thread Newsletter. I would buy fabric I am such a fabric hog and most likely some more thread,(never can have enough of that). I am look also atthe Texture Magic. I'll have to see what I would make with that.

Michelle Hudak said...

I'm a follower, thanks for the chance.

shel704 at aol dot com

Michelle Hudak said...

I signed up for the newsletter and I would buy the Magnifico #2182 FOSSIL STONE and ADOBE threads

shel704 at aol dot com

Jenn said...

Love your silhouette design, very nice :)

Jenn:)

www.nancydrewsleuth.com

Sunshine Girl said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

Don't enter me in the giveaway, I just wanted to say that I love your project and the way you used the quotes.

Theresa said...

Great Nancy Drew project, the silhouette is a lot of fun to play around with.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your project. I was so interesting to follow the process. Thanks for a great give away

Britt-Inger said...

I have been subscribing to their newsletter for a long time and if I will be the lucky one, I will buy more bottom line thread.

charlotte said...

Nice job. Have a great week.

Frances said...

Love the way you framed Sleuth Nancy.

Cathy said...

This is wonderful! Thank you for a great visit.

Gill said...

I love the way you framed your project!
I'm a happy follower!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I already get the Superior newsletter. I use these threads all the time. Great job on the mini quilt.

Gill said...

I signed up for the Superior newsletter! I'd love to try their embroidery threads!

Sowing Stitches said...

Adorable! :)

Thearica said...

Superior product and superior thread giveaway! A win-win day!

patchouli moon studio said...

Your Nancy drew project is great.

Tammy said...

Great Nancy Drew project. I am allready a follower of your blog.What a great giveaway

MooseStash Quilting said...

Ohhh that is tooo cute. Love how you fussy cut your pieces and kept the saying in your quiltie!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks jane...I am a follower

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I am a new follower, I like your idea of a frame, you could almost put a handle on it to make a magnifying glass.

Tammy said...

I have signed up for Superiors newsletter. I would be buying stabalizer the wash away type and or may be thread also.

Carol said...

Great use of her silhouette and I love that you showed us how you did it. Thanks for hopping with us!

Val said...

I've enjoyed myself peeking at quite a few of the Nancy Drew quilts, bags and fabric items. Yours is awesome too. Clever idea putting the quotes on.
I'm now following your blog. :)

Val said...

Have signed up for the newsletter. Fancy another site to find threads for my sewing. ")

Mimi said...

Awesome project!! Love the fussy cutting. Thanks for sharing in the hop... I loved the Nancy Drew series, it is what got me hooked in reading.

Mimi said...

I follow you via GFC - thanks!!

Mommarock said...

It is amazing that you were able to create your own design. I'm just not yet there in my own quilting. Perhaps someday.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love your table topper quilt. Very nice!
I am a follower. :-)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I subscribed to Superior thread.
Wow, that is an amazing variety of thread. I think I would choose quilting thread... King Tut or Kimono Silk or Quilters silk or.....threafed bobbins sound like a super time saver....

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is fabulous!

Am a follower!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Already get their newsletter and love their thread

Would buy King Tut quilting thread on a cone

Madame Samm said...

Hi Jane, very clever my dear....you ladies inspire me soooo

Sharon said...

I signed up to be a follower. I like the frame for Nancy.

Sharon said...

I already get Superior Threads newsletter. I just purchased three cones of So Fine #30 which I will use for quilting. I love the shine and weight.

Patty said...

Good job with Nancy. Of course I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway, and have fun with your son.

Bonnie58 said...

I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

I follower Superior threads newsletter. I have been wanting to try some of their sample packs,.Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Linda said...

Great job! Your little project is so clever!
(I'm a follower!)

Tricia said...

Hello from follower #281. I have been following via e-mail and been enjoying them greatly. Thank You for the chance to win those yummy threads. And thank you for sharing your wonderful project.

Sincerely,
Tricia

sandra said...


Loved your project and how you took us through your creative process to the end result.

Tricia said...

Ooooohhh lots of yummies on the Superior Thread site. I would be interesting in trying a pack of the hand quilting needles and 2 of the BOB's variety packs. Thank You for the chance to win this great win.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Linda J said...

following but really I just stopped by to see what you had made with your fabric. Well done!

Dolores said...

I am a new follower. I do love you little project and thanks for showing us how you made it.

slacker said...

I'm a follower!

Beth Strand said...

What a great use of the fabrics and a wonderful little quilt! Thanks for being on the hop.

slacker said...

I would LOVE some fusible thread! And some So Fine! spools. And I signed up for their newsletter. Thanks!

Domestic Bliss said...

I'm a new follower... and what a great project! The fussy cutting really adds to the overall look.
Hope you have a great visit with your son!
I'll go check out the threads...thanks for the info

Domestic Bliss said...

Thanks for the link to Superior Threads. I signed up for their newsletter. I think that I would begin by getting some of their apparel threads. My thread stash needs an upgrade! I noticed that Superior puts needle and thread tension recommendations for their threads... wonderful and helpful!

apple blossom said...

love your square and would even love to win the thread

follower

grandmarockton said...

LOVE it!

Laura said...

Very cool idea!

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower. Great little quilt and fussy cutting those sayings was a great addition.

Kathy H said...

I subscribe to superior's newsletter. I would get some omni thread, it is my favorite for long arm quilting. I would use it to make my next baby quilt.

Bobbie said...

Jane your project is fabulous! I love all the fussy cutting!- I havent seen some of the quotes because my charm pack only had "miss Drew, you are a fine detective" in it. Great job showcasing them! - I am a follower

Jeanie said...

Very cute little hanging... love the highlighted word squares, a great way to show off the fabric!

This Dog's Mom said...

I love your Nancy Drew artwork! It's such a creative way to use novelty fabric! I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing your inspiring blog and for hosting the giveaway!

This Dog's Mom said...

I get Superior's newsletter, and I would love to buy a thread sampler set for quilters. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Superior Threads!

lauraluvsloons said...

Hi Jane: I loved your Nancy Drew block. The circle frame makes me think of a big spy glass.

lauraluvsloons said...

I went to Superior Threads and signed up for their newsletter. I would purchase one of the King Tut cotton #40/3 cones in the blue tones or cream tones for FMQ.

MoeWest said...

Great job on the design! I love how it turned out. Thanks for the giveaway.

MoeWest said...

I get Superior Threads newsletter. I need some gold metallic thread for a Christmas quilt.

Just Quilt It said...

What a great project! I love all of the fussy cutting--lots of time went into this project! I have never bought thread from Superior Threads, but I know one of my friends does. I would love to try their machine quilting thread--probably in a varigated. Thanks for having a great giveaway.

Just Quilt It said...

I'm a follower! Also, I did sign up for the newsletter from Superior!

Karrie S said...

I am a follower ;)

Karrie S said...

I signed up for Superior's newsleter. I think I would like to try out some King Tut thread. I have heard they are good. But there's so many great things to choose from!

I really love your project. I loved that you fussy cut the different parts and used them. That's what kind of person I am, also!

Thanks for sharing your project, and offering SUCH a generous gift!

Thanks again
Karrie

littlelixie said...

I love your quilt!

barbara woods said...

i am a follower

barbara woods said...

i haven't tried their thread but i signed up for their newsletter

SIMPLESEW said...

Happy follower

jan said...

Love the silhouette!! And the fussy cut words! I havent treid Superior so thanks of rthe chance at the giveaway. I am a new follower!

Gmama Jane said...

First of all, I can't believe you didn't know nancy Drew??? Where did you grow up my dear??? LOL!! You learned quickly and made a nice tribute to her!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

I've been a follower for some time now. I also already recieve Superior's newsletter. I LOVE their thread!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Janarama said...

Your mini quilt is adorable. Love your use of Nancy's fabrics. I follow you via GFC.

LJ said...

Dear Jane, I am a follower. :)

LJ said...

I love all the fussy cutting you did - it makes the patchwork so much more perfect. Superior is superior, I kid you not. I already get their newsletter, the deal of the day. Have you watched the DVD of Dr. Bob's Thread Therapy which he offered free last month? Marvelous. I'd LOVE to be tied up in class with him!! lol

thepiececorps said...

I love the way you shared "the journey" to your Get a Clue! thanks for sharing. TIA! Follower and I would get King Tut's DeNile, yum. (already get their newsletter)B-)

Rebeckah Austin said...

Cute!

OhioLori said...

I'm already a Follower, thru GFC :)

OhioLori said...

I signed up for Superior threads Newsletter. Am soooo new to quilting, not sure what kind of threads to choose...probably a basic/general thread for piecing by machine??? Definitely will buy asst'd threads :)

BizyStitches said...

I am a follower, thanks.

BizyStitches said...

Fun project, fun fabric, fun hop. Thanks for sharing. I went and signed up for the newsletter. First thing I would probably go for the applique sheet.

Myself said...

I love the Blue Perrier silk thread,and signed up for the newsletter, Thanks for this great giveaway!

Myself said...

I'm your follower by GFC, thanks!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute. I am a follower.

Needled Mom said...

I already receive the newsletter and use the threads.

Fiesta said...

I am a follower. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Charming mini quilt. I love it.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I already get Superior Thread's newsletter. I would buy some Masterpiece and So Fine thread. I love your quilt.

usagypsy said...

Just loving these Nancy Drew projects! Love your little quilt! I'm a follower!

nicolesender said...

gfc follower: nicolesender
What a fun blog hop!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

Signed up for the Superior newsletter and I'd buy some of the thread King Tut #973 FLAX 500 yds. Cotton.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tanya said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for chance to win.

Jenny said...

beautiful job. Love circles in quilting

Corrie said...

Nice job, that looks a little difficult. Well done. :)

Shar said...

I'm a follower.

Shar said...

I would buy some pre-wound bobbins.

Alessandra Lace said...

thank you for this chance. I am follower. hugs Alessandra

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Love your fuzzy cut text print squares! What a gorgeous idea.

Nanbon44 said...

I am a follower

Nanbon44 said...

I would get the embroidery sampler set..