Monday, February 2, 2009

Blue Monday!!

Happy Blue Monday Everyone!! Thanks Smiling Sally for hosting Blue Monday. After going through my contribution, head on over to Sally's to visit the other Blue Monday participants.

Today we'll start with Justin's NC Panther's pillow. I started on this pillow way back in December while my dear hubby was home visiting. He sort of suggested I make some Panthers stuff for ' the boy', as he calls him. I made the applique myself from a pic I googled. This pillow is lucky enough to also be a part of the One Project a Month Challenge, and gets on my finished WISP's list. Yeahhh!!!

Okay, so the next item also gets on the One Project a Month board and finished WISP's list. It is a hanging Sunbonnet Sue Quilt. I love Sunbonnet Sue and all of her friends. This started out as a child's quilt, but being self taught I had no idea how hard, but fun, quilting can be when I started it. So since I wanted to go on to something else, but wanted to finish this as well, I decided to make it a hanging quilt. I did the binding last night while watching The Closer marathon. Boy was that hard.

Here's a close up of the blocks. The stitiching on her hat is a stitch I just recently learned on my sewing machine that I had for over 6 years. I have 17 stitches on that machine and have been using only 9. I couldn't figure out how to get to the other 8 stitches until I started on this quilt a few months ago.

She is made out of scraps that I had from other projects. The back of the quilt is made from the dress above.

The background is muslin.

I love the orange dress. So that's my Blue Monday. Hope you enjoyed it, thanks for stopping by. And don't forget to go by Sally's and visit the other participants.


Smilingsal said...

With NC for a logo, you'll have plenty of blue to share. That quilt is special! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

White Iris Designs said...

These will be treasured for years to come to be sure!

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt...somthing I have always wanted to learn how to do!

Have a great day


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your Sunbonnet Sues! They are just darling! And NC has a neat color... my fave! :-)

I also love that song, and it's one of my favorites by Cece. I saw her do it in concert with her mother, and they were incredible.

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Melissa Wertz said...

I just love your SB's! They are just great. Happy Blue Monday!

ellen b. said...

Those little sunbonnet girls are so darn sweet. Happy Blue to you!

Sweetie said...

The Sunbonnet Sues are precious. You really are talented. Happy Blue Monday!

kbbryant said...

I've always loved sunbonnet sue!
But even your blogpage opened the music began and I sat here with tears in my eyes. Great is thy Faithfulness is what I needed to hear at this very moment! Thank you!

Kathy b

Lisa said...

You are very talented. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations.