Friday, April 26, 2013

Shake your POM POM'S


WOW, did you see all the BEAUTIFUL Pom Pom's so far??  I think everyone needs to give themselves a pat on the back for a great job, well done!!

ALSO,   lets raise our Pom Poms and give a  BIG    "Cheer" of "Thanks"  to  Pig Tales and Quilts and Madame Samm for all their hard work, and making this hop so much fun.


So what could I make to help cheer, to shake pom pom's and show my support..........Why now Sallie??  Yeah, I got out my paper and came up with Sally shaking her Pom Pom's for EVERYONE!


She is so much fun to make.  I made my pattern and cut her out using my scraps and arranged her on my fabric.  I did a white background and green grass, to represent a field.   I wanted to add a cheer but this time I was really stumped as to what to say.  (I talk a lot, so that is really rare)  I did not know any cheers.  I was not a cheer leader.  Oh, I did go to Football games, but well, lets say I seen the kick off and I knew what the score was when I got home if anyone asked.  LOL

So I came up with this:


I appliqued it on by machine.  Next was to make my pom pom's.  This was easy.  I do not have a machine so I make mine like this.  I get the color yarn that I want, then wrap them around my fingers about the size that I want them when finished.  I only wanted little ones so wrapped them around two fingers, 20 times. 



Then I carefully slid the yarn off my fingers onto the table and tied a strand yarn in the center, to hold them together.


Next, I took my scissors and cut the loops all open and fluffed it up.  I then shaped it to the size that I wanted.  I came up with these:


Oh, nooooo, not the eyes....how can I say no to those eyes.  



You see, every time I ever made a pom pom, KC wanted one too.  She loves when I put them in her cat nip.  


It seems as it is one of her habits when I sew.  
She comes in my room, and begs for a pom pom filled with cat nip.


  I keep quite a few in her jar. 


 It sure brings the kitten out.  (my son says she is addicted)



OK, on to my quilt.  My next step was to quilt the whole thing.  I carefully did a wiggly pattern all over.  When I was finished, I painted a face on Sallie, and sewed the Pom Pom's on her




I sewed a binding on and she was finished.




She is cheering everyone on!  So here is the list of others that have blogged today.  Come along with Sallie and give a BIG cheer them ALL for all their hard work.

 April 26

Here is next weeks schedule:

April 29


April 30



Check this out.....  I have a Giveaway going on.  EQ had given me a DVD to give to one lucky winner.  I started this giveaway yesterday but am running it till midnight April 30th.  It is for:


QuiltingDesigns5.png  Quilting Designs, Volume 5

This is a GREAT program whether you hand quilt, machine quilt or have a long arm.  It has over 800 designs and 10 Quilting videos.  

To make this fair, I am taking comments from my previous blog ( Critters & Bugs) first, then adding the comments to his blog.  So EVERY comment counts.  You only need to comment once to enter.  But you must be a follower of mine.  (No more than one comment each)  On May 1st, I will go to random.com and announce the winner.  So good luck to all!

Now, stop reading, enter, and PLEASE, go check out the rest of this hop and help Sally do her cheer!

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!


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

58 comments:

Judy B said...

Sallie is a wonderful cheerleader! I make my pom poms the same way. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

What a cute little cheerleader! Great work!

Scrapatches said...

What a pretty kitty! And so lucky. My kitties are going to be asking for catnip laced pom-poms now, too. That is the way I learned to make pom-poms. You cheery sewing gal is sew cute ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Sharon said...

Sally is the perfect cheerleader...wonderful little quilt...great job.

Mhairi said...

What a great quilt and good for inspiring you to sew on those days when it is a bit hard. Have you thought about laying a piece of wool along your finger before you wind the wool around - so squeezing it between the two fingers - then when it is big enough you could pull up the threads and it might be easier to tie them off, rather than losing a loop when you slide it off your fingers. If you make lots for your gorgeous cat it might save a bit of time.
Thanks for sharing.

Heide said...

Never thought about pom poms for the kitty, mine goes crazy for yo yo's! She waits until I go to bed and will knock one off the table. Keeps her amused for hours. Never know where I'm going to find it. I sure would love to win the DVD. Think there are times when we all need a Sally cheering us on. Thanks for sharing her with us.

feltfree på Åsly said...

So cute your cheerleader.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Theresa said...

Very cute little quilt!!

Pauline said...

I love your cheerleader, what an inspiration to pick up what needs to be done!
Thanks for sharing!

Nati said...

Great work, she looks adorable! Go Jane!

Britt-Inger said...

Sallie is so cute and you have made a beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing your creativity

charlotte said...

Your Sally is sew very cute. I love her pompoms!

Suze said...

What a great way to shake the poms at the end of today's list! Sallie is adorable. I love the pontail. Actually, when my hair is long enough, I like to wear mine that way around the house. I just got mine cut in December for my 3rd donation to Locks of Love. Another great quilt for your quilt rack, too. Thank you for showing those of us who have never made poms using this technique, how to do it. There are so many ways to skin a cat and I bet someone is inventing a new one as we speak. Thanks for particiipating, being a great cheerleader at this stage of your life, and once again inspiring us.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great cheerleader. You did a marvelous job. Thanks for sharing.

Patty C. said...

Great little quilt - darling pattern!

Madame Samm said...

yes we are cheering back at ya.....you did a great job of your hanging...now that did not sound right did it...your cheerleader...yes you did her proud..

Thearica said...

Love your mini quilt! The cheerleader is perfect! I would love to own that DVD. I have been on a sabbatical and have just gone back to longarming myself.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Rah Rah siz boom bah. That a perfect little quiltie, and a happy kitty too! Ahhhh life is good! :-)

Jeanie said...

Rah rah for sewing! Cute hanging! My cat is addicted to pom poms too, with or without catnip. They are so funny, aren't they?

Gill said...

I love your wall hanging! Go Sally!
Thank you for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

Ah, my cat wishes I had joined this hop, she would like the poms too! I love your cheerleader!

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Jane. I love your background on your blog, but these old eyes could not read any of the words that you wrote. They got lost in the background picture. I did see some of the pictures of your project though and it was very cute-exactly what every cheer leader needs. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Sowing Stitches said...

Your cheerleader is so cute! Great inspiration!!!

Tammy said...

Great project. That is very creative.

Linda said...

How adorable, Jane! Your little cheerleader will be perfect for the sewing room!

Gwen said...

Sally is such a cute cheerleader! You did a great job making your pompoms--and your wall hanging!

patchouli moon studio said...

How cute! Thanks for cheering us!

Julia said...

Love your Sallie wall hanging! She's too cute for words.

Linda J said...

So cute with the dimensional pom poms! THX for cheering on your fellow participants!

I am a follower from a previous hop. THX for the opportunity as I have been an EQ user since version 4.

Needled Mom said...

That is darling and you did such a nice job on her. I love the two toned pom poms.

apple blossom said...

nice mini quilt cute

robin said...

Very cute project!

Lou said...

Your cheerleader is too cute!!! I have a cat that will fetch and bring back poms:) I know!! I think she thinks she's a dog:) ha ha!!!

I am an email follower at louster388@....

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Am a follower and absolutely LOVE the quilt!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Nellie Duclos said...

Jane, your little girl with the pom poms is so cute-you are so creative. Love your feline assistant-I have 3 who also love catnip. My husband says it's like marijuana for cats! Our little female black Bombay rescue "helps" by pulling out pins with her teeth! The orange tabby likes to sit on my lap especially when I'm reading blogs! From CA, thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

frosew said...

What a cute cheerleader and wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten said...

Very cute quilt. I enjoyed seeing the step-by-step of the pom pom construction too.

Mom C said...

Really cute. I learned to make pom poms by wrapping the yearn around a piece of cardboard, tie it together and them cut the loops. Worked great. Thanks.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

lovely little cheerleader, gorgeous mini quilt ☺

carla said...

Hi!!! Love your cheerleader!!! Too cute!!! Love your kitty too!!! Thank You

Carol said...

You created the perfect cheerleader mini...love it! She is adorable!

LJ said...

Sally's sure doing her part in cheering along all the participants in the Poms Hop. Nice to hear how easy a pom is to make without a special tool. Hip, hip, hooray!

Megan said...

Thanks for cheering us all on! What a great way to brighten our days and your quilt is simply too cute!

Melody said...

Fabulous mini quilt. Lots of fun.

hueisei said...

Cute cheerleader!!
Thanks for sharing.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Very Cute! Thank you so much!!!

Allison said...

nice cheerleader! :)

Cheryl Greenleaf said...

Sally and her POM POMs couldn't be more perfect for this Blog Hop!

Rah! Rah!

lefuntz said...

Your cheerleader is very cute and I'm in love with your cat. She is beautiful.

Abbigail said...

I'm a follower! love the cheerleader!
hulseybg at gmail dot come

Emily C said...

Great little cheerleader. I bet she cheers for all the hops now =)

Just Quilt It said...

Jane, I love your cheerleader! Excellent job and great pom poms! I love collecting quilting designs--thanks for sponsoring a give-a-way!

Just Quilt It said...

Jane, I love your cheerleader! Excellent job and great pom poms! I love collecting quilting designs--thanks for sponsoring a give-a-way!

evelyn said...

You are so very creative. Love Sally.

tink's mom said...

Very nicely done. She can cheer for me anytime.

Annette Schultz said...

OH! she just sew darn cute.... great job and thanks sew much for sharing.
I do EQ to sew I would love to be included in your give away to
In stitches

Lavonna ZWB said...

So cute. Thank you for sharing with us. :)