Me, me, me…

Today is all about Me
and these talented ladies…
for this fun, fun blog hop!
I’ve had such a great time everyday seeing all
of the humorous and very creative ladies!
A great big thanks to Amy Bradley for providing
the fantastic appliqué pattern for this hop…
Well, appliqué is my favorite technique,
but I do love my little markers and stamps,
and just had to pull out a few of these little tools
for my girl..
I drew the design! yeah, no appliqué, can you believe it?
as I was saying, I drew with pencil and added a little stamping 
with a gray ink,
then outlined everything with a Uni-Pen…
Next, I added color with my Fabrico Pens….
I just love these pens Ü
(… need a few more!)
 and quilting….
then embellished my crown with a few Swarovski Crystals,
added Magic Transparent Perfect Pearl Pen to the lips,
glasses, cupcake stand, and cherries… needed a little sparkle!
 and Maggie’s eye got a little shine too…
here she is as sweet as ever Ü
Yup…
I had so much fun working on this little project;
the little quilt looked so bland when I first drew it…
hubby just looked at it… and wondered… he he! he loves it!
I have to confess, I had no idea how it would turn out
…it was the last thing I colored in!
all those little squares, so I had to cheat a little
with all the little dots and squares…
I really like how it looks Ü 
This is the back of…
yeah, I forgot to tell you…
it’s a composition book cover,
and “It’s all about “ME” …
…and some of my favorite things!
Oh my word, I had such an awesome time
working on it, I just had to make myself
stop! or it would have been a quilt… ha ha!
I’m so happy to have you over today
and hope I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Hugs,
                      

Pillow time!

Today is my day in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop!

A big thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt,
& Pauline of Quilt-n-Queen for hosting this fun hop,
and to Jill of Jillily Studio for sharing her wonderful pillow pattern!

This is my version of the Holiday Lane Pillow
I played with a lot of fabrics,
but just had to use this fun print by Tula Givens
from her Christmas Pageant line

I used it for the back of the pillow
and some of the little guys made it to the front
in the windows and some of the doors

 This little dog is my favorite

 and the little mouse is sooo cute!

 love him to!!!

…there’s a mouse in the house, lol!

 I used Moda Minky for the snow
and Superior’s Silver Metallic thread…
probably the best metallic thread I’ve ever used
with only one breakage in the whole project…
….and that’s because I was sewing too fast!

I had a great time working on this project!
You’ve got to see what the other participants in
today’s hop made:

Friday November 23
Cherry Blossoms you’re here Ü

Thank you so much for visiting!
And since today is Black Friday,
I’m giving a 20% discount on my patterns,
just visit my website here
and enter BLACKFRIDAY20
when you check out.

Hope you enjoy today’s hop,
                                                  


Table Topper Blog Hop!

It’s my day in the Table Topper Blog Hop
and I’m so happy to be
sharing some of my little quilts.
I’ll start with It’s a Hoot! I designed him back in January and
I finally got him quilted and ready to shine in this beautiful field of wild flowers…
 I have to admit, he is my favorite….
…just don’t tell my other little guys!!!
And here’s George
 Well, I decided to invite him to the party,
so I quickly quilted him so he could join in the fun 🙂
Playing in the Rain was the first thing I thought about making
when I started deciding what to Show-n-Tell for this Hop
  I just know my sweet little ducky is sooooo happy to be here today!
Last night we had the great reveal in our Make Me a Mini Challenge
with my ModGal Guild,
and this is what I came home with!!!
I absolutely love everything about it.
My partner did a fantastic job 🙂
So… do you remember Amore from back in February?
About making your own fabric…
Now this little one was bought at Quilt Festival in Houston a couple years back
and was made by the East Mountain Quilters of Costa Rica
I just love all the detail! (on a 6″ stand)
And now for the last one, 
and I hope you’ll like my little Spring Fling because…
…well, first let me tell you about him. I teach a turned-edge applique class
and I wanted a design that would be pretty, yet cover points, curves,
bias strips, etc., so my students would learn to turn-edge just about anything;
and this little guy definitely covers it all, so…
If you like him…. would you like to enter to win my little Spring Fling quilt?
All you have to do is leave a comment about which
of my table toppers is your favorite,
and if you’re not yet a follower, join my blog and/or subscribe and let me know so you can get a another chance at wining him 🙂
You have until Monday, April 30th to enter.
Winner will be announced Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Thanks for visiting.
I hope you enjoyed my Show-n-Tell!
And don’t forget to visit these galls in the Hop today…

Hugs,

On my design wall today…

…is this fun little quilt I’m working on
for my partner in my ModGal Modern Quilt Guild Mini Challenge.
For the challenge, each of the participants placed a FQ of a favorite fabric in a brown paper bag and included a little card with 5 favorite things; we all went home with a partner’s bag to create a mini quilt no smaller than 12″ x 12″ and no larger that 16″ x 16″ in size. My partner’s first favorite is travel and owns a hot air balloon; the purple fabric in the borders is hers, and the little squares on the border are old luggage tags and boarding tickets I printed on fabric. My inspiration came from a little clip art I found online.


The big reveal is this Wednesday night and I’m almost done!
Just need to quilt, bind, and label.
Hopefully she will like it!

Check out some awesome design walls at Judy’s Design Wall Monday 🙂

My Mug Rug

I received this beautiful mug rug from my partner
in the Spring 2012 Scrappy Mug Rug Swap over at Flickr.
I love all the fabrics and colors she used – all my favorites,
and the appliqued flowers and line quilting,
plus, she sent me some awesome fabric!
Love the “words” fabric at the bottom…
she also used it as part of the backing.
Do you enjoy swaps? Have you ever participated in one?
I love the challenge of taking someone’s favorite things
and creating something that they will hopefully like…
…can’t wait for the next one 🙂