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Monday, September 15, 2014

3 Quilts! Blog Hop :)








Hi Everyone!!!! welcome to my blog :) ..If you have never visited me before I am primarily a card maker and now a die hard Project Lifer ;) ..I love to quilt, quilting is so much fun but sometimes for me it takes a back burner to the other crafts I like to do..so I jumped at the chance to be a part of this hop..what an incentive to get into my sewing room. I have to tell you why my quilts aren't completely done..if this was YouTube I can only imagine how many thumbs down I would have gotten for this but let me explain..my Longarmer is also my friend and she moved this Summer to Texas!!! I live in CA..so I have to wait till she gets set up over there..then I can ship all my tops to her :) ..I was so bummed that she moved..she's really a great person and a great quilter. So I'm very sorry for just having tops completed. Once I get them back from her I will repost and show the final product :) ..OK, here's another thing..we have had such funky weather here. It has been HOT! and today of all days..it is windy to boot! so taking pictures kinda sucked, truth be told..I now have droopy shoulders because I feel like I failed at this hop but I made a commitment and I didn't want to flake..so please accept my apologies.... Let me try to explain my quilts...I'm sure you get the gist of the 1st quilt :) these are my favorite authors..I used the pattern from Moda it is called Read With Me  but I wanted my quilt to be unique to what my authors book covers look like. If you read Sherrilyn Kenyon..the Dark Hunter series book covers are very dark and intense :) ..Christine Feehan's Dark series covers started going that route too..Lora Leigh her Breed series has the same tone..This is why I chose to go with the colors I did..if you click on the links that are highlighted you will understand what I mean..I love this quilt and I can't wait till it is truly done and in my lap :).. The second quilt was so easy and fun to put together, it is called Show Off By Pressed For Time Quiltworks..I can't find the pattern anywhere to link it :( but I tried to Google it and found lots of porn..so be careful :( ..and the last quilt is by Amy Bradley..I adore ALL of her patterns :) :)  She makes Appliqueing so easy! I will be buying the Pirate pattern next :) The name of this pattern is Little Cowboy & Cowgirl and the pattern is on sale!! you will get the boy and girl..so you know what I will be doing next :) I can't wait to dress the boy :) My favorite designers are Riley Blake and Moda..I love everything they come out with..so the boy will be all decked out in Riley Blake too..I think that is it for me..I hope you like what I made :)..Please visit the other ladies on the hop..here's the list:
Thank You!!!! Come Again!!!!

38 comments:

  1. Mandy, no need to apology needed, you quilts are perfect! I am a BIG fan of your card making. Yep, the weather here in California has sure been the pits, hopping for a wet fall and winter. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. OOPS, forget the last needed, lol! Blame it on the weather and old age.

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    2. This has totally made my night :) I'm so glad that you like my cards ((hugs))..Thank you :)

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  2. Lovely projects, I especially like the books! You were busy this summer.

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  3. Your quilt tops are very sweet and there is no need in apologizing. Life happens and you have shown some wonderful quilty eye candy.

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  4. pfffffft. Faled.....You made three (yes THREE) quilt tops this summer! That is loads. AND they are all gorgeous to boot! I love the reading quilt, the idea is just so much fun. I can imagining you sitting with it in your lap and one of the mentioned books in hand! The second quilt made me giggle. It is funny! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Lovely quilts but my favourite is the reading quilt, so much work.

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  6. Look at all you did this summer...what delightful projects. love the books, the colourful quilts you stitched and a cowboy to boot....you did very well...

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  7. I you got a lot accomplished over the summer. What a bummer about your friend moving so far away! I'm sure you will stay connected, but it is not the same.

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  8. I love those buggy eyed goldfish...so cute!

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  9. Those are some great quilts, you did a really good job.

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  10. Love each of your quilt tops...but oh, oh, oh, I love those fish! Great work...sorry about your friend moving!

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  11. Hey....stand up tall! You did finish three wonderful quilt tops....that, in itself, is a great accomplishment. Can't wait to see them all quilted. Thanks for sharing today!

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  12. I love the book quilt most because they are also my favorite authors, I have read every book that has been written by these ladies, and i have a very long list of werewolfs, vampires and all other creature there can be. We need to talke books and authors someday. I thing your cowgirl and boy are great.

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  13. Great quilt tops, Mandy! They will be so beautiful all quilted up! Hopefully your longarm quilter friend will get set up soon. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  14. I love the tops!!!! You did a wonderful job in putting those together...the colors..the appliques!!! WOWSERS!

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  15. Your quilt tops are wonderful. Very creative. Love you stories behind them as well.

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  16. Getting three quilt tops finished is no failure in my book! They are all just beautiful, but that pink cowgirl is just adorable...I love Amy Bradley patterns!

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  17. Your tops are just beautiful. I have a pattern like the first one, but I hadn't thought about adding the names of my favorite authors, What a great idea. My favorite has to be the cowboy quilt. I just love this It is the perfect quilt for a precious boy (or girl) in the family.i am a country girl at heart so these really appeal to me. Thank you so much for sharing..

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  18. I think you did a great job on getting all the tops one. Love the book quilt. Great job on all of them.

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  19. Great job. Getting them to that part is the majority of the battle.

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  20. I think your a quilter for sure! What great quilts you have done. I love the cowboy oops girl quilt. Amy Bradley has the cutest darn patterns doesn't she!

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  21. Good choice of pink gingham for your cowgirl. It's be neat to see the cowboy, too.

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  22. Hi Mandy! We never give thumbs down, it is great you were willing to jump on board with us! Your quilts are great. The first time I posted on a hop (after about a year of following and getting up the courage to join) I mismanaged my time and had the top done and nothing else. I didn't even have the top stitching finished. Everyone was so nice and that's the way quilters are....supportive. Welcome aboard!

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  23. I love your bookshelf quilt - what a great idea! blessings, marlene

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  24. Three wonderful quilts! Way to go.

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  25. Well done! I also like the pattern of Amy Bradley, always fun to make, but lots of work to quilt!

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  26. Wow, I am amazed, 3 quilts, can't wait to see them quilted.

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  27. Love the quilts what great projects. Hugs Susie x

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  28. Your quilts are great. I am a big fan of the Amy Bradley patterns too. They are so cute! So glad you shared your lovely projects!

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  29. I just love the cover colors you used for your books, they remind me of the older hardcover books, worn from reading. Your cowgirl quilt speaks volumes, I work for the national office for college rodeo, so, it makes sense. Still need to make a rodeo themed quilt though! I'm just waiting for the opportune moment, yeah, that's what it is... lol! And I feel like your fishy quilt is very peaceful to look at, I'll have to share it with my husband. Thank you for sharing your quilts! Also, love the owls below :)
    ~Brandy
    pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

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  30. You did a great job on all your quilts! The library one reminds me of a guild challenge I have to do in that we all picked out random proverbs from the organizer and I drew "never judge a book by its cover" You may have given me some ideas, Mandy!

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  31. My gracious you have been one busy quilting gal. ;). They are all just beautiful. Looking forward to seeing them all quilted up. :)

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  32. I am thrilled you joined the hop and shared about yourself. Quilting is fun, fun, fun. Your quilts are amazing. I know you will be glad when your friend gets set up to longarm your quilts. I know you will miss her greatly. I am blown away by your quilts. They are awesome. I love to read, so the book quilt spoke to me, too. The second quilt is fun and I understand why you wanted to get it finished. The third quilt is adorable. It is just plain cute. Amy Bradley patterns are so fun. I hope to see you in more hops very soon.

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  33. Very cute "Howdy" quilt. Saying goodbye to friends is hard. I hope you both keep in touch.

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  34. You have been busy quilting this summer. 'Howdy' is just as cute as can be!! The 'book' quilt is awesome...a great quilt to cuddle under and read a good book!! Thanks for sharing your summer sewing projects...great job Mandy!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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