Sunday, June 21, 2020

First Day Of Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop

The "Stitching Sunshine" blog hop is a perfect way to start the summer and chase away some of the chaos that's been happening. Are you ready for some fun...I am!

I love being on the first day of a blog hop, especially one that's hosted by the amazing Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks. She rocks my world with all her talent and creations, plus she brings "Sunshine" to my life!

"A good laugh is sunshine in the house." ~William Makepeace Thackeray


With all the packing, moving, unpacking, packing, moving...etc., etc., I realized I have a lot of fabric. Even with all the thinning out I've tried to do over the years, there's still plenty to keep me busy.

So with one of those "in my head" ideas, I grabbed this and that from my stash with the sole purpose of not buying new fabric and using what I had. What came out of my head and stash was a 30" x 30" wall hanging for my sewing room. 


The wall unit has a bar that's there to hook a ladder on, but I don't have the ladder yet...someday, hopefully. It adds some brightness to the room and makes me smile. 


It even looks cheery in my backyard by the lemon tree!


Of course, I used my favorite iron-on adhesive. I love Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive! I also used 28wt Aurifil thread for more definition around each piece.


There will be a whole week full of "Stitching Sunshine" happening and I know you'll be inspired as much as I will by what you see. Check out who's hopping with us!



49 comments:

Carol Andrews said...

Carol I just love that happy smiling sun. Sure made me smile. 😄 Carol

Podunk Pretties said...

Your smiling sun put a smile on my face, clever design, cute!

Dorian said...

LOL, very fun Carol! So bright and cheerful.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol! It's so festive and cheery and pretty! Thanks for the sunshine.

Carol said...

Carol, this is awesome! I love the sunshine with the cheery colors! Sure glad that's what came out of your head! It can't help but brighten everyone's day!

Stitchin At Home said...

I love your sunny happy face! What a wonderful quilt sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

Michele said...

It's adorable.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the happy smiling, bright face this morning. Very cute. Love your bookcases.

Diane M said...

Fun Sun!!!

Vicki in MN said...

Your sewing room is looking mighty cheery with your sunshine quilt!

tink's mom said...

Great start to my day, all sunny and cheery and bright. Not to mention that it is a beautiful piece of quilty fun and a wonderful kick off to this hop.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your sun. She or he is so cute

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Seeing your happy sun quilt is a great way to start the day. Thanks for sharing that ray of sunshine this morning!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Bright and cheerful sun shiney face!! It looks a lot like my garden sun disk (stone).

Emily said...

What a great sun! Looks nice in the sewing room and fantastic outside!

krislovesfabric said...

Love it, nice piece to bring cheer to your room! And Have to say it- Spider sighting :-O

For the love of geese said...

It is adorable.

Karrin Hurd said...

Such a fun, happy quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a great wall-hanging! I love that you had everything in your stash for it. It definitely made me smile!

Annmarie said...

What a wonderful finish!. You are very creative to make that up. Love it!

Rebecca Smith said...

Your wall hanging is amazing!

QuiltShopGal said...

What a great way to bring more sunshine into all of our lives. Wonderful design. BTW - I think my fabric stash breeds in my sewing room!

Vasudha said...

Your Sun is so cute - especially the tanned cheeks :-)

Calicojoan said...

So bright and cheery. Nothing could start a day better than seeing this adorable quiltie!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Such a cheerful wall hanging with the bright colors and happy face. I'm so happy you could find the right materials in your stash and make this lovely quilt. Thank you for sharing.

works4me said...

Gorgeous.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a fun piece you created for the Hop, Carol!!

tubakk said...

It's perfect by your lemon tree.

Pam said...

So pretty.

Love your sunshine

Charlene McCain said...

Lovely wall hanging! Seeing this on my wall would make me smile, too. Love the colors you used and his happy face. What a beautiful addition to your new home.

Karen's Korner said...

You have definitely captured Sunshine in your pretty wall hanging.

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

I love how you brightened up your wall unit using the rail for a different purpose. How clever and cheery. Well done!

Quilting Gail said...

Love your sunny happy wall hanging! It'll brighten up the area around it - whereever it might hang!

Danice G said...

Carol, I love your sunshine quilt! So happy and summery.

Kathleen said...

Love that little quilt and the fanciful rays extending into the border. Great job and it does look perfect in either spot! Maybe it will be a series of roving quilts for those areas in your new home.

LJ said...

Your quilt is completely sunshiny! Love it on the outdoor wall; maybe it's that special light. Hurrah, it's great to use up some fabric stash!

Carla said...

Oh, Carol, I love this so much. Thank you for always rocking my world!

Theresa said...

Your wall hanging is so bright and cheery.

Beth Strand said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

cghundley said...

So gorgeous and full
of fun! Cute design.
Carla from Utah

teachpany said...

Great piece. It's such a sunny and happy quilt. I love that it just happened.

Marian said...

I love the wallhanging, Carol, it's so bright and fun and cheerful, full of whimsy. I haven't tried that size for Aurifil, which makes me curious to see how it will look.

lynn said...

Definitely makes me smile!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful happy sun! I love how your sewing studio is coming together too. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

As always, your design is so fresh and original. You have to have one of the most creative minds I know. Wonderful beginning for the hop! Your sewing area is looking better every time I see it. I really like the bar for the shelving. Great idea! Like a rich man's library. =)

Pamela said...

Super cute! I just love it, it's so cheerful and fun!

Needled Mom said...

He’s such a fun and happy sun! You did a great job on it too.

Kay said...

Fabulous, this would be a great design for a baby quilt. x

Sue D said...

Fun and cheery!