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