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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Really great project, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Very cute quilt. You did a nice job!

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

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

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  9. I love your footprints in there. Great quilt!

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

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  11. Wonderful! The footprints made it just perfect!

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

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  13. You had a great clue for your project!

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  14. great mini quilt. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Very nice! So very fitting for Nancy.

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

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  17. 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.

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

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  19. Nice wallhanging. Thanks for sharing.

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

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  21. 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

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  22. I love your detective silhouette!

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  23. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. I love the addition of the footsteps! blessings, marlene

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  32. Nice quilt. I like blue and yellow together.

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  33. nice wall hanging love it

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. 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.

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  35. The footprints were a prefect addition.

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  36. Lovely! So glad you joined the hop!

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  37. Lovely! So glad you joined the hop!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jenn:)

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

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  46. She is so cute.. love the quilt!

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  47. I am now a happy follower to your blog

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  48. What a great quilt! You did a beautiful job!

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

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  50. 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.

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

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  52. Love your creation. Nancy never looked better.

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

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

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

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  56. I loved your little project! Great job!

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  57. Sou perseguidora,obrigada.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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

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

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

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  61. Awesome silhouettte and footprints! B-)

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

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

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  64. loved loved loved did I say I loved your wall hanging

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  65. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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

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

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  68. And I am a new follower by email!

    Thanks!

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  69. hat fabric would be fun to embroyder on :)

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  70. 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

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  71. Great quilt. Love the shilouette!

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  72. 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.

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  73. 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.

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  74. 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 :)

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

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  76. Beautiful!! Love the silhouette!

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

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

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  79. 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.

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  80. :) 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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  91. 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.

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

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

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  94. Great job! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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  99. 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.

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  100. 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

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

    Sincerely,
    Tricia & Curtis

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  102. Your quilt is great!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. gfc follower:nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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