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.
Here is next weeks schedule:
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:
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!
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