Wednesday, March 13, 2013



Aren't you enjoying all of these great mystery projects!  Today is my turn!  Here is the list of others who are sharing today:

Thursday, March 14, 2013 
Just Quilt It (You are here.)



I was an avid reader growing up, and I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries.  I knew I wanted to be part of this hop when it was first announced.  My project is a notebook cover, and I loved the way it turned out!


I purchased a charm pack for this project.  I sewed 2 together to make the row of books at the top.  I used the exploding pineapple pattern for the bottom--we had just learned this technique at my quilt club.


Inside, I added a pocket, using the book print, and included a pen and, of course, a magnifying glass for Nancy Drew adventures.




I found a nice black in my stash to use for the back, and used FMQ similar to what I did on the inside cover.


What is the clue?


  

     I wanted to have a clue in my project, but did you find it?  I made this notebook cover for my daughter.  She has her own library collection and is working on a Master's in Library Science at the University of IL.



This is my daughter at Christmas.

If you look closely, you can find her name in the magnifying glasses in all 4 yellow triangles.


Her name is Anna.

I had lots of fun doing this project.  Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog!  I hope you will come back.  Now, for a give-away.  I have a Thimbleberries pattern to give away.  It is entitled "Holiday Bouquet". Please leave a comment, be a follower if you like, and make certain that I have your e-mail so that I can notify you.



Enjoy the rest of the hop!  It has certainly contained lots of interesting  mysteries!
                                                 

73 comments:

  1. Your Nancy Drew note book cover is wonderful! Love the embroidery and Anna's name hidden among the spy glasses. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. An excellent choice for a super sleuth ;)

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  3. Great project! Beautiful daughter. I am sure Anna will love it. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  4. Lovely project and I especially like how you added your daughters name!

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  5. Your daughter is so lucky to have that fun cover, I hope you made one for yourself.

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  6. Cute cover. You did a lovely job.

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  7. What a fabulous gift for Anna! My daughter would love one too!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Love your Nancy Drew notebook cover and that you incorporated your daughter's name in it, great idea.

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  9. Wonderful and so creative, what a fabulous gift for your daughter.

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  10. Very nice quilt. Any little girl would love to have that to cuddle up in.

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  11. Your quilt is adorable. Thank you for the chance.

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  12. Nice job on your project, so glad you shared today!!

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  13. Your notebook is sew cute. Love the little pockets inside. Perfect for a young sleuth.

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  14. What a wonderful gift for your daughter - I have a daughter who is a high school librarian so I know how precious they are. :) blessings, marlene

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  15. Cute, cute cover! I didn't see the name letters until you pointed it out.....clever and great sleuthing! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. What a fun project. I'm sure your daughter loves it.

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  17. love the projects you completed for this hop
    nice giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. Thanks for sharing this fun project!

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  19. I am a follower...and I did see the name, until you explained; I hadn't actually read it. thanks

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  20. Your notebook cover looks great! Thanks for sharing and hopping!

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  21. Oh my that is so cleaver. I love all the details you have in yours. Have fun.

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  22. Your notebook cover turned out great and I love the idea of having a pocket on it. It's a special gift for your daughter and I'm sure she'll love it. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  23. Your pockets are my favorite! I kept looking at the magnifying glass fabric trying to figure out why it was different. :) That's so fun.

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  24. oh what is a clue is perfectly stitched ....how clever you are...great idea!

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  25. Fantastic idea! Wonderful how you included your daughter`s name right under our noses! Super great idea, love it!

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  26. I love your notebook cover! Such a clever idea! I also have a Master's in Library Science! Great job!

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  27. Grest notebook cover- fabulous job!

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  28. What a clever quilter you are! Not only for the notebook cover but hiding you daughter's name in it!

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  29. Great proect. Love the notebook cover. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  30. Anna is very blessed to have you to make such a nice and personal thing for her. I have my own library too.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  31. What a great gift for your daughter! (I love the letters in the magnifying glasses!)
    I already follow. Great job!

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  32. Fantastic gift! I really like the letters in the magnifying glasses, it's a fabulous idea!

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  33. What a wonderful notebook cover. I really like this. Thanks for the giveaway, and of course I follow you.

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  34. Love the book cover. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  35. Well sh has a wonderful gift that you have made for her...engraved and all. Thanks for hopping with us and I am a follower...have a super day.

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  36. what a wonderful project (love the inner pocket)... and Anna's name hidden as the clue - brilliant!

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  37. That ws so clever, I would not have thought to look close at the magnifing glass for the name. This was a most brilliant project.

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  38. Great cover, I like the inide pocket for pens. Did Anna find her name?

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  39. How much fun is that book cover?! I bet your daughter will enjoy the theme. Waht a beautiful project for a giveaway, too. Thanks for participating!

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  40. Cute notebook cover and what a great project for your daughter.

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  41. Great cover and what fun to hide your daughter's name on it!

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  42. Very cute and I love how you incorporated her name!

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  43. Just too cute and personalized. What a great idea!

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  44. What a cool gift. Yet another project for my to do list. Librarians are the best! Thanks for sharing your project and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  45. What a cute idea! I love the name hidden in the magnifying glasses! :)

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  46. What a lovely project.. Love what you did with her name, how creative!!!

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  47. Such a creative project! Love how you hid your daughter's name.

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  48. Very creative! Lucky daughter too! Thank you for sharing!!

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  49. I Love your notebook cover and especially your use of the books to make the pen pockets........very clever how you put Anna's name in it too!

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  50. fun project, fun blog and fun hop. Glad you were able to join and share with us.

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  51. Now that is a clever way to add your daughter's name and to personalize the prefect gift for her as she works on her MA in LIbrary Science. Ohhh Thimbleberry... how I would love that to my applique wish list. I LOVE to applique in the evenings while the SO watches TV. Thank You for taking part in this great hop and for the chance to win that wonderful pattern.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  52. Thanks for sharing your lovely project.

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  53. Love the pocket on that wonderful notebook cover! Great idea. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win such an awesome giveaway.

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  54. I love that! The pockets for the spyglass and other necessary sleuthing equipment are such a good idea. Hiding her name was fun, too. :)

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  55. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  56. Great book cover! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Just too cute. Love the pocket with the book spines--great idea!

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  58. We had the same idea! I love how you added a pocket to the inside of yours. I'll have to remember that when I make another one. So special how you personalized it for your daughter.

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  59. Great project! Thanks for sleuthing along! pbstrand@msn.com

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  60. What a great project and stitched with love.

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  61. Good idea and I love the little pocket you added

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  62. That's really neat that you actually had some clues in your project and it required sleuthing to find it. :) Lucky Ann!

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  63. Love your project with all the lil' extra's added! Very creative!!

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  64. The hidden name is so cool! I'm sure Anna will love her notebook cover.

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  65. Great job! So glad I could see it in person. I enjoy seeing all your blog hop projects!

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  66. Cute project! I love all of the little extras. My son just applied for his Masters in Librarian Science. He and his wife also have their own library. One of his favorites was the Hardy Boys. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Anna has to be thrilled with her notebook cover. And, you have to be extremely proud not only that Anna is getting her masters in library science but also with your project. It is fun, cheery, and inspiring. Thank you for participating and giving us fun with the clues as well as being very generous with your giveaway.

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