Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nancy Drew Blog Hop

My original hop day was last Friday but I was horrifically ill starting Wednesday. It was so bad I ended up in the hospital.  It was a horrible stomach bug combined with the pregnancy and severe dehydration. I emailed Carol and she was sweet enough to let me reschedule for the 15th.  Many of you stopped by and left sweet comments and it really made my day!  Thank you for being so understanding!

I had big plans for this hop but everything seemed against me!  First the pregnancy with its non-stop nausea then the illness.  I'm happy to say I still created some great projects and I can't wait to see what the other lovely people I'm sharing the day with made.  Be sure to check them out too with the links below...

 
 I started with the fun idea for a quilt...
 
I adore Nancy Drew and the fabric was so fun I didn't want to cut it down.  I designed the quilt using 36 layer cake squares and 2" sashing with a 5" border.  The sashing fabric is the black magnifying glasses and I think it does so well setting off the other squares.  I had planned on quilting it and using the giant book cover as the backing but then the illness struck.  Hopefully I get to it soon! For more on this quilt see this post.

I had six layer cake squares left and I used four of them to make this fun quilted and lined zipper pouch for my Nook Tablet.  It's my first successful zipper application in about six years.  I loved it so much I wrote a tutorial on how to make the zipper pouch.
Here's another picture of the pouch.  I'm so happy with my progress and that I was able to come up with something fun and useful for this hop.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

36 comments:

  1. So glad you are better. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes better. I do like your projects. And thanks for the tute.

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  2. Being sick is never fun, being sick and pregnant just amplifies the misery. Glad you're doing better. Your quilt is wonderful! As is your zippered pouch. So fun. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  3. Glad you are feeling much better, being ill while pregnant is just awful. Your projects are lovely. Hope you have an easier time of it for the rest of your pregnancy.

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  4. Glad you're feeling better - my niece is newly pregnant and constantly nauseous too at the moment!
    I love both your projects - thank you for sharing!

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  5. Glad you're feeling better and love your quilt and pouch. I love using layer cake squares in full like that. Sometimes you just don't want to cut them down.

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  6. So glad you are feeling better. I'm surprised you had the energy to make anything. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Happy to see that you have returned to the 'land of the living' with restored energy and your creative mojo intact! :)

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  8. Glad to see your projects, the quilt is cute! Good luck with your pregnancy.

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  9. "Sew" glad your feeling better ! Your quilt is super pretty and I REALLY like your Nook bag !

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  10. This is a very lovely quilt!! I got so I really loved this fabric...I enjoyed working with it. Great job!!

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  11. In spite of your illness, you certainly came through with a beautiful quilt and pouch... I love both of them! Hope you feel better and that your pregnancy will go smoothly. Take care!

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  12. Bravo for you finishing your commitment even against the odds! Great quilt!

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  13. For being a little under the weather you came up with a wonderful and useful pouch, nice job.

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  14. Thanks for the tute and hooray that you are feeling better or I at least I hope you are at this point. The quilting can wait a bit till you are tip top.

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  15. Great job! You did so well, especially considering your pregnancy and illness! We're so glad you're feeling better enough to have shown us your quilt and zipper pouch! The quilt is really pretty and the pouch is going to be so useful.

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  16. lovely reader bag. nice quilt love both

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  17. Glad you are feeling better and I love your quilt. I don't always want to cut those great fabrics into smaller pieces either so your quilt looks wonderful and you can really appreciate the full effect of the prints. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Glad you're better. So important to take care of yourself and your wee one first!
    Your projects were definitely worth waiting for! Great job on the quilt top. I love how the black makes the other fabrics pop! The zip pouch is wonderful! Thanks for the tut.
    Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  19. Thanks for making the effort to create such great projects to share with us all... hope the remainder of your pregnancy is smooth sailing

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  20. Great use of your layer cake. The black worked perfect to frame them. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Oh you are so sweet to come on board after such a bad month. I sure hope you are on the mend. I LOVE your quilt. Sometimes it is so hard to cut such cute pictures. The black makes everything pop! I have not put in a zipper in years. I am scared to try. I will have to jump to your tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Julie-So glad you're feeling better. I checked out your blog and you really are having a rough time. Your ND projects are fantastic. I especially like the quilt-I am using the color black along with batiks and it really makes the other colors stand out. I've thought about white, maybe it would do the same thing, I'll have to try it. Best wishes from here on with than "newby" you're expecting. From California, thank for sharing.

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  23. Oh my, what a rough time you've had! And with all that your still turned out an adorable top and a tutorial? Hat's off to you!

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  24. So glad you are feeling better and was able to post your fun blog. Sweet items you made. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. such fun projects! Love your quilt and a reader cover is such a good idea! I am so glad you are better and were still able to join us!

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  26. Great quilt and zipper bag! Glad you are feeling better!Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes better! :)

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  27. Your quilt is so lovely. Thanks for sharing

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  28. What an adorable quilt, and love your zipper tote!

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  29. I'm glad that you're doing much better. Expecting a baby can be tough enough without getting ill, too. Love your quilt. The sashing and border really sets off those squares of ND fabrics. The case is a perfect accessory to your Nook.

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  30. I'm glad you're feeling a little better. You did a great job on the quilt and nook bag.

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  31. Oh dear....sick enough for a hospital visit...so glad you are doing better.
    Your quilt is lovely and the Nook case is a great too.

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  32. Glad you are feeling better. really like your projects thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  33. I am so glad you were able to feel better enough to reschedule. I adore Nancy Drew so had to purchase fabric but am new to quilting so didn't know how to make this bright, highly patterned fabric work with my aesthetic. Just the other day I finally just decided start playing with a design that would colour block some squares and then put black sashing in between. However, I just laid it out in Excel only and hadn't started with fabric yet. Your quilt top idea is very similar to what I was thinking and looks beautiful - it shows me that I think my idea is headed in the right direction for what I'm looking for. I was going to use plain black, but you're right - I love the black magnifying glasses fabric for that use. Thanks so much for pushing through and posting this! I love it and it's so very helpful!!

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  34. Get better and better! I know how it feels not wanting to cut great prints up, as well. You did a great job on it! B-)

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