Has this hop been a blast or what! Of course it has!
Jane's the queen cheerleader of Stitch Me Up and she's
done a royal job of ruling this blog hop...way to go Jane!
Madame Samm is stitching away with big plans to sew
more than me--she always beats me, dang it!
I'm not competitive at all, but has anyone heard
how many what she's making?
I have heard she's planning more hops for the future...what a woman!
There were so many fun patterns to choose from, but I went
for the ones that weren't too complicated and (hopefully) weren't going
to embarrass me as I attempted these embroidery things.
I think I LOVE embroidering!
This little flower was created by Cyndi from Stitch, Stitch, Stitch
and was perfect for the bib pattern I wanted to make.
This bib pattern (that I sorta-kinda-followed-but-not-exactly)
is by Wimzee Fabric Arts, Designs by Steff Tiffin
Little Girl's BIB-A-FORE
Since I had dug out all my Mary Engelbreit fabric for that bib,
I thought I'd go ahead and make a matching quilt using the
cutest little girl from Madame Samm's Wee Tots collection.
My Sweet Cherry Quilt
I just love how shy she looks.
My Monkey Boys helped hold up the quilt for the first few
pictures I took, but chose to remain anonymous since it was a GIRL quilt
and they didn't want their friends to think it was for them.
I did my own quilting on this, nothing fancy, just straight stitches.
One thing I love to use when I do those straight stitches is blue
painter's tape...it doesn't mess up the fabric and I can
stitch right along the edge for perfect lines.
I can lift and reuse it multiple times and in multiple directions.
We all remember that cute purse pattern from the UR Priceless blog hop
(weren't they all just the cutest things!) Well...I just made it a little bigger
(okay, a lot bigger) and created a sewing bag to be able to
grab-and-go whatever embroidery project I'm working on at the moment.
For this project, I embroidered Madame Samm's French lady and
used melted purple crayon to color in her beret, scarf, and shoes.
Mines not so perfect, but check out Quilt Whimsy's blog for more details.
It was fun melting those crayons!
There's one pocket in the front.
(The beige fabric looks stained, but it's not...it's the print on the fabric)
Two pockets on the back.
And one big pocket inside.
This was so much fun! I really want to try stitching
some of those other patterns because they are just amazing.
Now on to other important matters...
Five fat quarters of Audra's Iris Garden by Brannock & Patek
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Want to see all the blog hop creations in one place?
Check them out on Madame Samm's Pinterest page
Look who's blogging with me today:
TUESDAY MARCH 26th
Isabel @That Other Blog
Jeanette @That Other Blog
The whole schedule is