March 6, 2013

Nancy Drew Blog Hop

Sew we quilt
[Update to the post: this is what happens when I write a post at 1 am... I forgot to include the Giveaway. Duh!!! So, read below for the surprise. Ai, ai, ai...]

The Nancy Drew Blog Hop is finally here! Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt is the cheerleader for this cool Blog Hop organized by Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt.

I cannot wait to see what everyone will come up with. As for me...
I started by picking some fabrics from the Nancy Drew line by Moda. Once the fabrics arrived, Ryan, my 11-year-old, and I sat down to brainstorm about the quilt design.

Should I use the title from one of the books? How about detective tools? Or should I focus on Nancy Drew herself? We decided on the latter.

Quilt design is always fun for me. Involving one of my sons makes it even better! He liked what I did and I hope you will, too. Are you ready for the big reveal???


Here is Nancy Drew in action. I chose blue for the silhouette as it paired well with the blue of the border fabric. The magnifying lenses on the background fabric are also blue. The footprints were an afterthought - I like how they tied in with the theme.

I used blanket stitch on the [machine] applique, and outlined the applique as I was quilting the piece. Although I considered different free motion motifs, meandering seemed appropriate (don't detectives go back and forth over the clues?).

Now, for the giveaway: one yard of this pretty Marcus Brothers fabric!
For a chance to win, just leave a comment telling me what you thought of my wall hanging. For a second chance, become a follower and leave another comment telling me so! I will announce the winner on March 15.


For more fun with the Nancy Drew fabric line, check out the other bloggers who are showing their creations today:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 


Happy Wednesday!!!


119 comments:

Madame Samm said...

Ahhhh detective work extraordinaire...love your quilt....yes you did good!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your work. You have made a wonderful quilt.
Thanks for sharing

Gill said...

Great quilt! Lovely to see you son involved too!!
Thank you for sharing!

Judith said...

Sew Sweet! Love the fabric Colors.....Thanks for sharing...Judith, TExas

Nati said...

Really great project, thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Very cute quilt. You did a nice job!

Sowing Stitches said...

How fun to have your son on the design team! :)

Cindy said...

I love the applique on your quilt, very nicely done!

Thearica said...

Love the quilt!

Chiska said...

I love your footprints in there. Great quilt!

Sharon said...

You did wonderful and a great job on the quilt...enjoy your day

Jeanie said...

Wonderful! The footprints made it just perfect!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

LOL...love the footprints..wonderful quilt.

Patricia said...

You had a great clue for your project!

Patty D from NC said...

great mini quilt. thanks for sharing.

Deb C said...

Very nice! So very fitting for Nancy.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Trabalhamos mais animados quando os filhos participam,não?Será as cores um indício da nacionalidade...sem sombra de dúvidas .BeijoGRANDE

Carol Swift said...

Your silhouette and footprints are awesome...love it! Your use of the fabric and your quilt design is just so cool. Thanks for hopping with us.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great job.

Rosa said...

Love your quilt.do a silhuette pattern is in my to do list.Thanks for sharing!!

Vicki H said...

Nice wallhanging. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne Hamilton said...

Love your Nancy Drew project! (and your blog is fun too...)

Tammy said...

Love your project.

Mary said...

You did a great job!

Scrapatches said...

You and Ryan did a great job of sleuthing out a perfect plan and the sewing is wonderful. The footprints are the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Rilene said...

I love your detective silhouette!

Cecilia said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Super cool! I absolutely love it - the silhouette is a perfect homage to the books!!

Patty said...

Great quilt. Nancy and George were always following foot prints.

Laura said...

Very cute quilt!

Sharon Dawn said...

You and your son did a great design on your quilt! I love the footprints and meandering stitches!

sandra said...

Neat that your son got involved, love your little wall hanging

JanesQuilting said...

I bet you had a lot of fun with your son. Your wall hanging is very pretty.

Judy B said...

Love you Nancy Drew looking for clues! Thank you for sharing.

MooseStash Quilting said...

What a bright fun quiltie to help you dream of what the mystery is all about!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the addition of the footsteps! blessings, marlene

patchouli moon studio said...

Nice quilt. I like blue and yellow together.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Very clever :)

apple blossom said...

nice wall hanging love it

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Lynne said...

I like your quilt interpretation Denise! Very clever! I am a huge Nancy Drew fan, but I had never seen this fabric before today.
Thanks for putting up all the links. I had fun looking at all the different quilts.

Emily C said...

The footprints were a prefect addition.

Beth Strand said...

Lovely! So glad you joined the hop!

Beth Strand said...

Lovely! So glad you joined the hop!

Amy said...

You and I were on the same track of thinking. Can't wait until my day!

OhioLori said...

awwwww.... looooove your quilt!!! Way fun!! :)

Jennet (Feathered Nest Studio) said...

I love this! The footprints really finish it off, too.

Gmama Jane said...

I love the fact that your 11 yr. old son helped you and you did it Together!!!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Bobbie said...

Oh I love it! the silhouette and the foot prints.. you did a fabulous job!

The Slow Quilter said...

That is a nice quilt, love what you did with the colors.

Jenn said...

Very clever use of the silhouette and the footprints--and I like how your son gets involved in the projects :) How fun!

Jenn:)

BizyStitches said...

very cute and fun to have help from your son. Thanks

Joy said...

She is so cute.. love the quilt!

Britt-Inger said...

I am now a happy follower to your blog

Just Quilt It said...

What a great quilt! You did a beautiful job!

Just Quilt It said...

I am a new follower!

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I really like the way you used the footprints along with the silhouette.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Nice job! Really love the footprints, just perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I am a follower.

Mommarock said...

I think the work is extraordinary! I would love to learn to do this someday. I still have not attempted cut work like this only piecing.

Vicki H said...

I have been following you for quite awhile. Do you have that followed feeling?

Kathy L said...

Love your creation. Nancy never looked better.

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Mimi said...

Great hanging!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

Sharon said...

I already posted but this is very pretty fabric.....thanks for the give a way

Carol Swift said...

I follow you, of course, and love that little giveaway of yours!

Linda said...

I loved your little project! Great job!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou perseguidora,obrigada.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Scrapatches said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the thread trail back to your giveaway in your email. Pretty pink pansy fabric ... :) Pat

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I already left a comment about your hanging, but now I'm commenting to say I'm a follower! Thank you for the giveaway!

Vickie said...

You did an awesome job ! Where did you hang it ?

thepiececorps said...

Awesome silhouettte and footprints! B-)

Patty said...

I am a follower, and I LOVE your quilt. Nancy was always following the footprints.

Julie in WA said...

I like your wallhanging. That cut out of Nancy is superb!

apple blossom said...

loved loved loved did I say I loved your wall hanging

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gfc follower

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing. Loved your quilt. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Leone said...

Great idea.

Chiska said...

I'm a follower.

Mara said...

I love your wallhanging, especially the footprints and that you created it with your son!

Sharon Dawn said...

And I am a new follower by email!

Thanks!

Rebeckah Austin said...

hat fabric would be fun to embroyder on :)

Tammy said...

I am now following your blog. And the fabric is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anita said...

Great quilt. Love the shilouette!

This Dog's Mom said...

That quilt just makes me smile! Nancy Drew brings back so many memories! i think it's great that you collaborated with you son too. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Love your quilt. Be sure to tell your son he did a super job of helping. I love the silouette, the foot prints, and the inner blue border. I'm not familiar with Marcus Brothers Fabrics but that fabric is gorgeous.

OhioLori said...

I left a note this mornin' ...do love your lil quilt...is Way fun! (I looooved Nancy Drew books when I was in school!!!)


I am already a loyal Follower too :)

Cindy said...

Love the silhouette.

Jenny said...

super cute wall hanging. I love how you used a cute out of Nancy Drew and the foot prints are such a perfect touch!

Soma Acharya said...

Beautiful!! Love the silhouette!

Lisa said...

OK, seriously...great minds sooooo do think alike, I looove your addition of the footprints, so fun!!!!

Suze said...

I'm a new follower. You are very generous with your giveaway. Many thanks and the winner will be thrilled.

Suze said...

Your quilt is terrific and involving your son is superb. I really like the color combination and the footsteps do make the quilt. Thanks for taking time in your busy world to participate and inspire us.

Sowing Stitches said...

:) Strong Tea is my friend even late at night...sadly even then in the excitement of life often 'obvious items' are overlooked. :) I had to smile...glad to know I'm not the only one overlooking details in the wee hours of the morning. Now if I could just get the cat to let me sleep! :)

Nati said...

I am a follower, leaving my first comment as my first entry!

Cliodana said...

love your color combo. beautiful mystery wall hanging. thank's for the chance to win. enjoy the hop

JanesQuilting said...

I am a follower, What beautiful fabric you are giving away. Hope I am lucky.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the wall hanging. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a wonderful draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

krislovesfabric said...

Nice job, thanks for sharing!

Linda J said...

The footprints made an already cute wall hanging perfect! How fun that you can collaborate with your son on these things.

Linda J said...

Following. I want to see how that Noah's ark piece turns out.

Domestic Bliss said...

Great project... and, yes, the footprints really add to the overall look.

Domestic Bliss said...

ooh, and for a second chance at your giveaway, I have signed up to receive your posts... thanks!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Your quilt is very clever. I love how you made the famous Nancy silhouette to focal pont. Great job.

Kathy H said...

Great quilt. I love to see silhouette pictures. So pretty.

Debby said...

I love your silhouette of Nancy! What a great job you did. And adding those footprints - I wonder who they belong to? Very clever. Blue and yellow are one of my favorite color combinations.

Sewgirl said...

I like the footprints too. That way Nancy looks like she has something to inspect. Fun little wall hanging.

gtcoursey said...

Love the wall hanging. Such a great idea!!!!

gtcoursey said...

I am now a new follower.

Sallie said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I love the wall hanging. Nancy Drew was alway a favorite. It should hang in a library!

Stephanie said...

I follow by email, and gfc! So glad I do, I wouldn;t have wanted to miss this.

Beth said...

Love the wallhanging - my mom was a big nancy drew fan - she thought it was great!

M. E. Stephens said...

I think your wall hanging is cute. :-) Nice job!

Karrie S said...

I LOVE the wall hanging. I love the blue and yellow combo (I'm a MI fan)! That's awesome that your son loves to help and join in.

Karrie S said...

I'm a follower

Tricia said...

The wall hanging that you & son came up is beautiful. It's nice when we can include our children in our hobbies. My son is 11 & has help with pillowcases and other such items. He actually has a really good eye for color & patterns. We are hoping to nuture this more in the future.
Thank you for the chance to win you lovely yard of fabric.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Tricia said...

Me and my son are now followers and forward to reading/seeing more in the future.

Sincerely,
Tricia & Curtis

nicolesender said...

Your quilt is great!
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nicolesender said...

gfc follower:nicolesender
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