Sunday, April 13, 2014

So...What is YOUR Super Power??

What is your Super Power? It is the second day of this fun hop and it is my day to show my Super Powers.


I want to thank Madame Samm and Pauline Francis for all coming up with this hop idea.  It sure got everyones juices flowing, I am sure.  Also for all their hard work putting it all together.

I can tell you what others "Super Power's" are, or what I feel they are, with no problem....but mine?  Actually, that is another story.  I thought and thought about this one.

1.  I love to quilt
2.  I love to design my own quilts, even if it is a design I seen, I must make it "me".
3.  I love to draw and make my own applique
4.  I love to add embroidery or other embellishments to my applique.


(I made this last fall, 62" X 62")

5.  I love to make things fun, to bring a smile to others
6.  I love to cook and try new recipes.
7.  I love to bake and get creative.
8.  I also am one to be neat.  When we got married I was always teased by my in-laws, "everything in it's proper place".  But my husband grew to like it fast.

I had a problem on my hands..... I  never thought I had any Super Powers.  I am just plain Jane. It is funny how you can see so much in others but not yourself.  So, I got my family involved with this one.  Then my husband came up with my addiction to "Chocolate".

THATS IT!!!!

I drew what I wanted, traced it onto off white fabric and got out my Crayola Crayons.


After I colored it in (which I can say that is not my super power for sure.  I always had problems staying in the lines.)  I pressed it in the fabric and then got out my embroidery floss.


Oh, it is coming along now.....
 for the "Super Power" I used three threads, 2 black and 1 orange.



Oh he is coming along now....

                           

Then I found this Great Shop on E-Bay and purchased this cute fabric:


I got just enough to use as a top and bottom boarder.  
I was afraid to add to much for I didn't want to take away from my chocolate fellow.

After quilted, it ended up like this:


Ha, Ha, who would have thought anything less of an old "Hershey" Worker.



Well, now that you have seen mine...lets go see all the other "Super Powers"
that are being shown today.....

MONDAY APRIL 14


  Don't stop there
You definitely don't want to miss the rest...

TUESDAY APRIL 15

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16
THURSDAY APRIL 17
FRIDAY APRIL 18

MONDAY APRIL 21

Hay, I got a giveaway this time....First, let me tell you about this Great shop I found on e-bay.  I spoke to the owner, Cathy Dettlaff  numerous times.  She has all different designs of fabric, the unique patterns to make your project pop!  She has the coolest batting, it is really thin.  Perfect for table toppers, wall hangings, etc.  I love it!!!  She also has all kinds of notions and books.  

Best part is that she has given me a 1/2 yard cut of the candy print to giveaway:



To make it more fun....she also gave me a pack of her batting (35" X 46")


SO.... There will be 2 .... yes,  2 .....   names picked, one for the fabric and one for the batting.

To enter:

1.   All you need to do is leave me a comment.  Which item would you like?  (I hope you are a follower but if not, that is OK too.)

2.   For a second entry, (if you wish), go to Cathy store on E-Bay, let me know what you liked best.  Oh, if you wish, I am sure she would love to hear from you also.  

On Tuesday, April 22nd, I am going to announce two winners. As you know, I do use Random.org and I am honest as to which it picks.  SO PLEASE... MAKE SURE I CAN CONTACT YOU!

Until then...

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!

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

68 comments:

Lana said...

Oh that is a WONDERFUL Superpower!!! I love Chocolate too! Your stitching is perfection!

Wendy said...

oh my gosh! How excellent your choice of super power is!! What fun :) You did an excellent job with your drawing and thank you so much for sharing!!

Judy B said...

Yes you sure can't beat the Superpower of Chocolate! Your piece is sew sweet, lol! I love that batting and use it for everything. Thank you for sharing.

jan said...

Wow - You have discovered my super power too! I love chocolate!~ Your project is too sweet! I love it!
xo jan

Suze said...

Nothing beats chocolate! I've never been to Hershey and I hear it smells like chocolate. Yummy! The design is astounding and you have the perfect border. I hadn't thought that more of the print would detract from your design. You are so smart. Your designs and quilts are amazing. I always love seeing what you have created. I see that your son is getting married. You will be a super mother-in-law. Thanks for participating and sharing your fun quilt. What a generous giveaway, too! I will check out the shop - thanks for introducing me to another source.

Anita said...

Great project, SEW SWEET!
That batting looks fantastic, but the candy print is also tempting.

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing a fun project. I love chocolate, in fact it was my daughter's first long word when she was a toddler. I would love to win the cute fabric. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

Kay said...

I popped over to the easy shop for a quick look and straight away knew I would love the hexie section, my favourite is the flower garden pattern there as I have a bit of a hexie addiction.

Shari said...

Ha ha...love how creative your SUPERPOWER makes you. Love, love, love your design!

Mdm Samm said...

there is no doubt about it Jane..YOU Have TALENT..that fall quilt is scrumptious....and your sweet chocolate stitching totally you..filled with wonder and excitement...

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Now that is a superpower I can fully embrace. Your project is so creative and wonderfully stitched!

Thearica said...

You know, some people will say "Who doesn't like chocolate?"... but my granny Ida would never touch the stuff... nor coca colas... she lived to be 94. Now me, I love both...

Your stitchery is so cute! It would be right up my alley!

If I were to be lucky enough to be pulled, I would love the batting. I am always quilting something. :)

and for my favorite product in the shop... all things McKenna Ryan of course. LOVE her patterns!

charlotte said...

What a great super power and your method was so cool. I didn't know you could do that with crayons! Thanks for such a fun hop stop!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Jane!!!!! Wonderful idea with the chocolate stitch wry...love it!! if I am so lucky..I would like to try the batt..thank you!!!!

Gill said...

I love chocolate too!
I would be thrilled to win either prize!

Gill said...

So much wonderful stuff in Cathy's store - I like the Lazy Girl tote patterns!

krislovesfabric said...

Your choco-guy is so fun!! And that fabric is perfect, I think you picked a most excellent superpower to display!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Your creativity is definitely one of your superpowers! Love your wall hanging and of course chocolate!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love your embroidery! Cute, cute fabric to accompany it....
I love Thermore batting and can rarely find it anywhere near me so I'd love to win that! blessings, marlene

Brenda said...

I wouldn't mind either one of your giveaways. Wouldn't that make a great cover for a blank book -- "Recipes for Leftover Chocolate?" You have a great sense of humor and a great superpower. Thanks for sharing it with us! Started my day with a smile.

Mary said...

Jane I love your idea. Great job. Chocolate is so good, you are right there are no recipes for leftovers.

Carol said...

I had a hard time figuring out my superpower, but thanks to you I now know that loving chocolate is a superpower I've had all these years. Cool! Your creation, stitching, and fabrics turned out just so perfectly sweet...yum!

Linda said...

What a great superpower! Your wall hanging is adorable.
Either of those items you are giving away would be awesome to win.

Linda said...

I am glad to see that the shop has the silk thread that I love to use for my applique!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Please count me in for this giveaway, it is awesome. I would love to try the thin batting. Going to Cathy's eBay when done here. But....I have a questions on your piece you made (which by the way is adorable) when you showed the coloring, what is the white I am seeing around each word and picture? Also do you use white to color first and then the color? Also do you iron to set the crayons and what setting do you use and do you use wax paper on top. When I think that is all the questions. Thank you so much.

Quilt n Queen said...

Jane...a super sweet project and one of my superpowers too. Your wall hanging is such a fun project...your creativity is another of your 'superpowers'. I have never tried the Thermore batting, I would luv to give a try. Thanks for sharing. Happy stitching, Pauline

Purl Buttons said...

What a unique super power! Love the little wall quilt. Once, I made one using Sugar Daddy fabric and I also made some aprons of DOTS fabric for my nieces. I love to work with those unique, candy treat fabrics. I would choose yellow PEEPS fabric. What fun!If I win your drawing, I prefer fabric to batting.

Carolyn said...

LOL Now that is a superpower if I ever heard of one! What a wonderful way to justify that chocolate. Love it! Your wall hanging is just adorable, and the fabric is PERFECT! I would love to try for the batting. Thank you for sharing with us! :)

MooseStashQuilting said...

Oh, my guess is that many of us girls have the strange "chocolate" super power! LOL!! Love your quiltie! I sure wish they had had that candy bar fabric a few years back when I was making a snack quilt. I made my own by scanning candy wrappers and printing them on fabric. Thermore is the greatest batting in the world for wall hangings. It has a weird feel, but grabs the fabric, so I don't pin as much when quilting. Best yet, it hangs really nice and flat!

delaineelliott said...

A chocolate superpower is awesome! I think that the fabric is awesome too!

delaineelliott said...

The shop does have fantastic fabric. I loved the Tossed Jelly Beans. Thanks!

evelyn said...

What a great design! I too am a chocolate lover, great addiction! Love the chocolate fabric.

madebymeinred said...

Real cute. It's fun to combine crayon and stitching. Nice job.

Pam in IL said...

You've got a great superpower! Your Chocolate wall hanging is perfect! My hubby has the same superpower as you and we have a "chocolate drawer" that is always full of different kinds of chocolate.

Charlene McCain said...

I can't look at your super power without smiling or drooling! :p You did such a great job!

Late Night Quilter said...

I completely agree with you! Why would someone have left over chocolate? Such a "SWEET" design!

Janarama said...

No recipes for leftover chocolate. LOL So very true. Loving chocolate would be my super super super power. Your project is fabulous and so very creative.

Janarama said...

Forgot to mention I would love to try the batting.

Createology said...

Oh My what a wonderful tribute to your SuperPower as I sit here with chocolate in my mouth...dark Belgium. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Brandy Pettit said...

Haha, I think a lot of us relate to your Superpower! Cathy certainly is a nice gal to give us a chance to share in some of that amazing fabric and batting, how lovely. I think I'd like to try that batting out, if I were to win. Thank you for the opportunity!
~Brandy

Kids and Sewing said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate. The only thing I know to Fo with chocolate left overs if that ever happens is to send them to a friend! Cute, cute, cute.

Sarah said...

My absolute favorite in her store is the jelly bean fabric! sarah@forrussia.org

Sarah said...

That is a hard choice; chocolate fabric or batting... The batting would be more practical, but the chocolate fabric is FUN so I'll go for the fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

Doris Rice said...

Well for being "just plain Jane" you sure rocked it with the chocolate stitching. I'm not picky, I'll take either when random number generator picks my number. :)
And btw, I don't really even like chocolatee!

Doris Rice said...

oh my gosh, I hopped over the Cathy's shop and she has some cute, cute, things! Some I've seen, many I have not. I'll be back for sure!

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Jane. I think you have the perfect Super Power. That is so cute. You did a fantastic job. BTW-I absolutely love the quilt you made last Fall. It is just gorgeous. You are such a very talented lady. Thank you for sharing and for your giveaway. I would choose the batting.

Leanne Parsons said...

How cute! I am a chocolate lover too, but never thought of it as a super power before!

Sewgirl said...

I can totally relate to your super power…I think I have a little of that myself! Love the fabric. What cute, cute fabric, and of course what a clever design you made to compliment it…very sweet!!!

lefuntz said...

I need a superpower to avoid chocolate! Your project looks yummy. Should I get lucky I would love to try the batting

lefuntz said...

Thanks for sharing Cathy's store. Great prices! I have my eye on the YLI Silk Thread or maybe another bobbin saver. Bookmarked it!

Kylie Lloyd said...

A girl after my own heart, a chocoholic

Amy said...

Definitely a yummy super power! Your chocolate bar is uber cute. That quilt you created last fall is just gorgeous!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your quilt and your wall hanging - great super power!!! I love that batting!

Farm Quilter said...

I love her Indygo Junction Hi-Tech Tote Pattern - I need one of those!!!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Hahaha! A real chocoholic! I thought your project was very SUPER!!! :) I am a follower! sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Just visited Cathy on eBay and I see she carries McKenna Ryan patterns...Boy she has a lot of stuff! I will go there first next time I need something... sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

Linda J said...

I remember your story about Hershey's from a previous hop so it looks like you have made a good choice for your superpower, Jane. Cute!! I would love to try out that batting should I be lucky enough to win your giveaway. Thx for the opportunity.

Nancy said...

I so enjoyed your post and especially your chocolate guy! The fabric is just the right thing. I will visit Cathy's Ebay shop and send you another comment.

Nancy said...

Oh, maybe it is the Easter spirit that draws me to the Peeps fabric--how cute. But I am torn between that and the Twister Spider, which I would really like to make for Halloween.

Carla said...

Now this is a superpower. I gave up chocolate for lent and am so ready to chew the ear off a bunny....lol Great creative process and love the result. I'm afraid I would chew on that fabric if I had it, but I want it.

Mara said...

Eating chocolate, my kids have that superpower, they plow through it like nothing, it's amazing how much of it they can eat.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

This might be my super power too ;) great creation!!!

LJ said...

That's a great idea for a superpower - your family was spot on!! I never thought about combining 2 or more strands of thread when doing embroidery - I must try that. I'd love to try out the batting.

LJ said...

I am a follower. I also visited Cathy's store and I love the Round Star Mints fabric - red and white - you can't go wrong.

Marian said...

Gosh, what a great Super Power, love your project, and should I win.. i'd like the batting.. I already have the candy fabric to :) hehehe

Karrie S said...

EIther one is good :) (but I'm a chocolate lover too!)

Karrie S said...

I like those Thimble-It pads from her store. ksmith8@emich.edu

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my goodness Jane... I love this project! I love Chocolate too, and try to have a wee bit every day! What a fantastic design, and such perfect fabric to accent it!