Thursday, March 6, 2014

I'm A Little Ruffled Today


I LOVE RUFFLES!

Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt was in a ruffly kind of mood and got a lot of us thinking about what we could make with ruffles. She brought on Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy to cheer us on and keep us all in line. Thanks to both of them this is another amazing hop just full of ruffles, ruffles, ruffles!

While thinking and looking for ruffle ideas, I saw this adorable embroidery pattern over at the Nana Company called Sleepy Time Animal Pals and just loved it...had to have it, of course. With a little pink and beige fabric strips I made it into a quilt-as-you go baby quilt with brown and beige polka dots for the binding. 

A Little Ruffled Sleep


Last year I bought a book by Helen Scott called the Bonnet Girls and it had been sitting there just waiting for me to make something out of it. This seemed like as good a time as ever, so with fabric by Red Rooster, ruffles, rhinestones, and a 22.5" x 28" frame...tada! She looks great hanging in my sewing room!

Blowing In The Wind


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81 comments:

Judy B said...

Carol, love your sweet baby quilt ! Your appliqued lady is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

I love that little quilt. It is just the cutest! The appliqued lady is ooohh la la fabulous. As always beautiful work !!

JanesQuilting said...

OMG she is beautiful, from her gingham dress to holding down her hat. Must be a very windy day. Beautifully done!

Lisa said...

Oh I do like you wall hanging

Anita said...

The Little Ruffled Sleep is so cute with the embroideries, but the lady Blowing in the Wind just blew me away! Amazing! Love her!

Judy said...

I love both projects, the pink quilt is just sweet, nothing to say more, perfect for a little person on this world! And I am a big fan of the patterns of Nana Company!
And your mini-quilt.... oh, great, and I will certainly not be the only one to shriek when I saw it :-))
Great

Britt-Inger said...

Your baby quilt is so sweet and the bonnet girl OH LA LA. As always you are so creative.

MalinisQuilts said...

Both projects are exquisite! That ruffles on that bonnet girl is so cool!

charlotte said...

Very cute projects today. Your ruffles are lovely.

Kay said...

This has to be the cutest baby quilt ever, I love the animals peeping out.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Both your projects are wonderful, but your lady is amazing!

Lesley said...

Two precious projects! Love the baby quilt...those little ones peeking out from the top are adorable. As to Blowing in the Wind, this is a wow project! Well done, Carol!

Shari said...

Adorable little quilt and love that wall hanging!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh which to love more….both….oh Carol both are treasures…and the bonnet lady welllll it is simply priceless

Dorian said...

What great projects Carol. I love the little quilt and the lady is just so sweet.

Purl Buttons said...

That is REALLY a cute idea for a blankie! And your Bonnet Girl is just a charming as can be. I get a lot of satisfaction from smaller projects, don't you?

Carol said...

What a cute little quilt--some little one will love it! Such a neat lady too. The ruffle embellishment is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the baby quilt but oh my , blowing in the wind is just fabulous!

Kristen King said...

Both of your projects are amazing...love the lady and the dog walking in the wind!!! :)

Jeanie said...

As always, your projects are top notch! Love the sweet little quilt with the animals poking their heads out... and the windy lady is gorgeous.... love the fabric choices!

Jeanie said...

As always, your projects are top notch! Love the sweet little quilt with the animals poking their heads out... and the windy lady is gorgeous.... love the fabric choices!

Carla said...

Oh, wow, Carol. I love them both. The baby blanket is so cute. Blowing in the wind is just a work of art making me want to make more ruffles...(and I have already made my share) lol
Beautiful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Adorable!! The quilt is so sweet with it's pink ruffle. That framed piece....well; I love it!!!!

legato1958 said...

Totally love your ruffles!
They are gorgeous!! The baby quilt is precious, and the Blowing in the Wind is a pure delight! The details and the fabrics you used are just perfect!

Thanks for putting some ruffley smiles on my face today!
Susie

Vickie said...

LOVE ! the very sweet baby quilt Carol and the lady and her black dog is a work of art my dear. Yes WOW !!!

Michele T said...

That baby quilt with the embroidery is beautiful!!

patchouli moon studio said...

They are both great Carol! I like the ruffle on the bonnet girl, nicely done.

Sherry said...

Both of your projects are fabulous. The blanket is just the cutest and your lady with all those ruffles on her dress is beautifully done.

Fignie said...

She's beautiful!! I'm amazed it's fabric ... Lovely job!!!!

MooseStashQuilting said...

What an adorable little quiltie for a little person! Blown in the wind lady, is just gorgeous.

Rose Best said...

Love the colours....

Linda said...

Oh, my goodness! How adorable! BOTH of your projects are so cute!! The little blanket has such a sweet nostalgic feel. Well, so does the little lady! Great job!

Just Quilt It said...

Great projects, Carol. What a sweet little blanket. I love that fancy lady. She would make a great Red Hat lady with a little purple and red. I always enjoy looking at what you make.

Scrapatches said...

The baby quilt is adorable. Great idea to add a ruffle in QAYG.

The details in your breezy bonnet lady are wonderful. The fabrics you used and their placement are very striking and this is so well made. Beautiful work ... :) Pat

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute projects. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Needled Mom said...

Those are fabulous!

Abbigail said...

I love, love the little quilt! It's adorable!

Brandy Pettit said...

Awww, I really like your Sleepy Time Animal Pals! I don't like pink very much, but this blanket really works. And your bonnet lady is really amazing, great job Carol!
~Brandy

LJ said...

You just make the best things!!! The blanket is fabulous and I may have to use the idea for a doll quilt. I'm hoping to make doll quilts for my 6 granddaughters for Christmas 2014. The picture quilt is outstanding. Fantastic pattern and your interpretation is great! I'm checking out the Bonnet Girls; thanks for the heads up.

madebymeinred said...

Wow. She is the prettiest ever. But I also love your stitching on that darling baby quilt. Just enough ruffle.

Mary said...

Carol you did it again. Your lady is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on being in top two. You truly deserve this.

Sheila said...

Your Blowing in the wind is just fabulous and the baby quilt is precious !

Vicky Myers said...

Gorgeous, really enjoying this blog hop - such great and varied ideas:)

Brenda said...

Don't know if I am capable of being either short or sweet, but . . . . Love both your projects, want to steal the bonnet girl and am expecting a new great niece in a couple of months who will need a baby quilt! Great work.

gpc said...

Sweet projects! Love the baby quilt! :)

Beth Strand said...

Amazing! I love both your projects! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

Linda Loosli said...

OH my gosh do I love ruffles! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink ruffles quilt! I would love that red, white and black picture on my wall....LOVE IT!

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Oh Carol, one cute thing and then another! The blankie is adorable, really it is and the handwork just made me smile. Your little framed lad, though, is wonderful. Did you add the idea of the ruffles? Genius!

Mary Ann said...

Your quilt is so darling! I love it.

toniaconner said...

Loved the ladies.

Leah said...

Your quilt is lovely. The embroider is too cute. and love your black and red lady!! she is fabulous!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love love the baby quilt with the animals peaking over the ruffle! An sun bonnet use is pretty cut too!

Bear Creek Quilting Company said...

Wow! Both your projects are adorable. Blowing in the Wind is an amazing piece of creative art. Great job! ~Shari

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Simply beautiful!!! Both of these are perfect :)

Missy Shay said...

I am going to have to check out that book, your bonnet girl is adorable and I love the quilt!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What beautiful projects Carol…love them both :)

Createology said...

How adorable is this Sleepy Time quilt with embroidery and ruffle. Blowing in the Wind is gorgeous and very unique. Super creative ruffles. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

evelyn said...

Two so very different projects. Love them both!

maggie said...

Oh Carol, I love that pillow case with the embroidery, and the sweet ruffle.Just wonderful. cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very cute quilt. I remember a pattern like that from 30+ years ago when I was having my children. Lovely applique.

desertskyquilts said...

I LOVE the baby quilt. That's so adorable with that little ruffle stitched with multiple lines. The pillow made me smile. Excellent choice!

Theresa said...

Love your projects, as always. I have that book Bonnet Girls, bought looong time ago. I've yet to make anything from it. Love how your Bonnet Girl turned out.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Precious baby quilt but your lady - oh my she's amazing! blessings, marlene

Janarama said...

The baby quilt is adorable ... love the stitching you added. Your framed lady is absolutely stunning!

OhioLori said...

Adorable lil' blanket!! The bonnet Lady is Gorgeous too.....Awesome job on both!! Love em!!

Marian said...

Sew Sew adorable, love the colors and the pattern..

Margaret said...

I love that baby quilt It is precious. I have to say that Blowing in the Wind lady is gorgeous I would love to have her in my sewing room

Connie said...

What a precious quilt Carol and your little lady.....beautiful!

Doris Rice said...

The baby quilt is adorable but my favorite is the wall hanging. She's fabulous!

sandra said...

What an adorable baby quilt and your Lady in red is fabulous.Blessings Sandra

Teatime Creations said...

What a sweet quilt and such a beautiful lady. Lovely.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I have that sleepy time pattern, but I love what you did with the stripes and the ruffles. Your bonnet girl is too pretty. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Linda J said...

I don't know which is cuter...the ruffled blanket with the embroidered animals snuggled in bed or the picture for the wall complete with ruffles. Well done, Carol!

Thearica said...

That baby quilt is darling but Blowing In The Wind is gorgeous!

carla said...

Hi!!!! Love the baby quilt and really love the lady!!!

MoeWest said...

That is the sweetest baby quilt! I just love how it looks like stuffies tucked in for a nap. Your framed lady is very attractive!

Nancy said...

Cute, cute and more cute.

WhoMom said...

Your ladies with ruffles are brilliant! Love the blanket too. The ladies are really special though.

Suze said...

I was surprised - you changed your clothes! Your top is GREEN! That's terrific. I love the quilt with the ruffle under the animal chins. What an adorable pattern and what an impeccable job you did! And your sewing room has to be delightful with such a great wall hanging. I don't know how it couldn't be a win'win project with red/black/white, gingham, stripes, and ruffles. Oh, my!!! Why do women reach for their hats on a windy day instead of their skirts? Thanks for participating and the great inspiration.

Corrie said...

Carol, the blanket is darling & your hanging is striking. How fun they both are! So well done. Photos are really pretty too. :)

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

your ruffle baby quilt is so darling, perfect embroidery!