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.
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.)
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio (Cherry G.)
Bits and Pieces (Martha R.)
Life in Every Breath (Jennifer B.)
Quilting Lines (Patricia L.)
Travel Thru Greece (Mara)
Meadowbrook (Kristen K.)
Count It All Joy! (Denise P.)
Sophie Junction (Sophie W.)
The rest of the schedule goes as this:
Monday, January 14Gracie Oliver Arts (Jeanie)Clothes and Crafts (Maria K.)Cherrys Prairie Primitives (Cherry E.)Simple Sew (Shirley T.)Woolie Mammoth (Anna B.)RocknQuilts (Mary Ann)Celynn's Sunflower Patch (Celynn)A Quilting Sheep (Amy)Sane and Crazy Quilting (Cathy L.)Quiltsmiles (Jane E.)Feathered Nest Studio(Jennet)
Tuesday, January 15BQuiltin 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 16My Collection of Things (Jeni K.)Quiltin' Jenny (Jenny)Shade Tree Quilting (Judy C.)(Rosemary B.) at “that other blog”Pat Sloan, The Voice of Quilting (Pat. S.)Dachsies With Moxie (Agnes B.)Sew Many Yarns (Lyndsey M.)Sew We Quilt (Mdm. Samm)Tomorrows Treasures Today (Denise D.)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.
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE.........
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