Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hi to all of those following "It's All About Me".

Here is the schedule for today:

Friday, February 22

A Little Bit of Lorene
Life In The Scrapatch
Boston Bits
I Love Wool
Patchouli Moon Studio
As Sweet As Peaches
Just Quilt It
Grandmama's Stories
The Slow Quilter
Robin at That Other Blog
Scrapbook-ChickADoodle

Thanks to Madame Samm and Marlene for organizing this blog hop for us.  I always learn something new when I participate and always get great ideas.  So far, I have seen many great projects--quilters are so creative!

 We were given a really cute pattern by Amy Bradley called "I'm a Little Biased."  I haven't done much sewing on the bias, sew this was a real challenge for me.  I needed to make our quilt lady look a little more like me, sew I changed her hair, added a few buttons and some scissors around her neck, and changed her glasses.  She was lots of fun to work with.  I love the little smile (smirk) that Amy gave to her.




I decided to make a large quilting bag to carry my projects back and forth to Quilt Club and to retreats.  I wanted to choose fabrics from my stash, but I don't like to work with stripes and didn't have many.  Fortunately, we were going through fabric at church for our women's fellowship group to make quilts for charity.  I found some cute stripes among the fabric.


  I used bias fabric for the block, but reverted back to cutting along the grain for the border, sides, and straps--otherwise I would still be working!  I machine quilted the border on the diagonal to give more of a biased look.   The picture above looks pink, but the picture below is the actual color.


I also thought this would be a good time to try out some of the stitches on the machine I recently bought, so I found a nice "scissors" pattern and used it on the binding and on the straps.  I put a pocket on the inside and practiced my FMQ--no one will see it, so it was a good place to practice. (Although it turned out pretty well.)


Well, now it is off to finish up my Nancy Drew project!  Thanks for coming by to see my project.  Be sure to visit the other quilters sharing their lovely ladies today!  And,


Remember to hop over to Sew We Quilt to visit Madame Samm and see her top picks of the day.





83 comments:

  1. Love your little lady!! Was waiting to see yours...very nice

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  2. Sew cute! This is a lovely quilty tote bag. Thanks for sharing! ... :) Pat

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  3. Great Tote! Those eyes made me laugh. Such a fun hop.

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  4. What a great tote! Love the stitching on the handles and the glasses! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Great Quilting Tote and Cute *Babe* on the front.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  6. What a great idea - I love your tote but I hope you don't really wear a pincushion in your hair!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I love your version of this pattern and making her into a project bag is a great idea. The bag looks lovely and roomy for carrying projects to and from quilt club. These hops are great for trying out those stitches on the machine you have never used and that scissor stitch really works well. Like you I'm off to finish my Nancy Drew project. Happy sewing.

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  8. So cute!!! I love her face! Looks so sweet with these eyes! Great work! Love it!

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  9. Your lady is so cute and looks so sweet. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Your wiggle eyes are so cool! I love your tote. Great project!

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  11. How cute. She makes a great tote bag!

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  12. A tote bag! How great is that? You'll be sure to spread smiles everywhere you go with that lady on the outside of your bag. Well done!

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  13. Your little lady is fabulous! I have a second lady in progress for a quilt guild bag too.. I hope to have it finished by our March meeting so I can show it. :)

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  14. Very nice...great idea for a tote!

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  15. Great idea to make the tote. LOVE the scissor detail of stitching!

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  16. You are going to LOVE having her along...great idea for a tote bag! And the little scissors, oh my!!!

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  17. Beautiful tote baa, your quilting is fun. Love the little scissors!

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  18. Ohhh my goodness dear....you have BIG EYES to watch over us....thank you so much for the giggles with my cup of joe this morning

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  19. Your lady makes a very cute bag! Thanks for sharing! vickise at gmail dot com

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  20. She has eyes! Adorable! I also like that pin cushion in her hair! :)

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  21. How wonderful that the fabric "came to you" just when you needed it. I love your bag idea as you can never have too many of those, for this and that project to grab at a moment's notice. Cute!

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  22. Love your tote - thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great job! I love your lady and the bag :) Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love the way you changed the pattern.
    Very nice bag. Good idea.
    Thanks for sharing

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  25. She's very cute and useful too! Nice job!

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  26. Google eyes and scissor stitching...love it!

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  27. She's so cute! You'll certainly enjoy the little tote bag!

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  28. So cute. She's looking mahvelous.

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  29. Nice job. Glad to read you have made good use of this project. My drawers are full of patches never used - just growing and growing.

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  30. Love the bag- perfect for quilt clubbing! BRAVO!

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  31. Perfect quilting for that bag, love the scissors. And the googly eyes, LOVE IT!

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  32. I like the bag idea. Your scissor fob is cute.

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  33. Terrific idea and the scissors in the stitching is superb :)

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  34. I love her eyes....they are darling. :) And I love the idea of making a bag. I'm thinking I might convert my wallhanging to a bag! blessings, marlene

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  35. Love you "me". Great idea to put in a tote bag. Good job.

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  36. What a great idea to do with your gal. The tote will be so practical and fun!

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  37. Oh what big eyes you have!!! I love this. What a fun way to tote your supplies!

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  38. Well now you can carry you all around with you. She looks wonderful, good job.

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  39. Love it! Making it into a tote was a great idea!

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  40. making it into a tote is a good idea. thanks for sharing.

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  41. I enjoyed visiting your site. Love your picture of the biased lady!

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  42. She is adorable and so cute on the bag..love it! The scissors stitch is so cool, too.

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  43. I love the hair. It's great to see the different spins each quilter has put on the pattern. I like that you made the pattern into a bag. A great use for the block. You are going to be asked for the pattern or the bag by many a friend. The scissors' pattern is cute and your quilting is beautiful. How blessed you are to have found the bias fabric; it is perfect for the project. Thank you for participating, sharing a wonderful project, and being a great inspiration.

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  44. Wonderful idea to make the tote and your biased lady is so cute.

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  45. Hi!!! Love your lady!! Great fabric!!! Love the hair!!! Great as a bag!!! So fun!!

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  46. The glasses and eyes! has personality!!

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  47. Great job! I love the idea to make a tote. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Rosemary B here: Oh my goodness, beautiful. Love the fabrics and the glasses and your eyes are adorable!
    Thanks for sharing dear

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  49. Very nice. I love tote bags. They are so handy to have.

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  50. Great job and I liked that you went above and beyond the biased bit. Your bag is so cute and will get lots of compliments and will begin conversations wherever you go.

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  51. I love the idea of putting her on a tote! Too cute!

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  52. Very clever and practical too. Your Ms. Biased is sew much fun. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  53. The eyes are great and I love that you made a tote with her! And the scissor stitching is awesome!!

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  54. Great project. Your quilting is great. Love the scissors stitch. What kind of machine do you have with that stitch?

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  55. Great bag!! Love your eyes :) Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

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  56. fun quilt. Nice idea to put it on a bag. I enjoyed your photos. Thanks for being in the hop

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  57. Neat idea stitching a bag. And those glasses are wonderful.

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  58. Love this bag...thanks for sharing with us.

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  59. Love your idea of putting her on a bag

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  60. The bag was a great idea. Love it.

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  61. Cute I am a bag person so yours is spot on Thanks for sharing Becky

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  62. you did a great job, well done for moving out of your comfort zone

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  63. Very creative version of Me , great job, thanks so much for sharing !!

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  64. wonderful eys, great idea to add the quiltinglady to a bag.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  65. This is adorable...thanks for sharing.

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  66. Making your ME into a bag to carry and share is a great idea! LOVE those eyes and all the details that make her a little more like you!

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  67. what a great sense of humor... love your "me"! This is such a fun hop.. my day is today... http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html

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  68. Hi I love the bag idea, there has been a few on this hop, so practical as well. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  69. It's beautiful .... bag for grandma:-))
    Ajka

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