Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hugs and Kisses


Greetings Everyone and Welcome,

This lovely hop was the brain child of  Madame Samm and Soma, creators of the lovely paper piecing pattern.  I must admit that I struggle with paper piecing.  For some reason I can never get the fabric size right and I end up un-sewing way too often.

So on to my adventure!  First up is the heart.  My DgD loves loves pink, purple and hearts.  I did not think she would understand the arrow so I adapted the heart to stand alone.  Woot woot so far so good.  I used it to make a sweet apron from the tutorial offered by Amanda.

We both love the way this came out - win!


Then I started work on the O (is that a hug or a kiss?).  Humm something seems to be amiss.....


Yikes. how could I not have seen this??????  I was running out of fabric as I am trying to work from my stash.  For some reason I thought I had a lot more of these two fabrics than I did.  So some fancy un-sewing, ripping and cutting ensued.

And back together again; in a manner of speaking.  There is a raw edge on the inside of the O.



And then the X
Not too bad.  But then I put them together and I don't know what I was thinking
So this part was a fail but I did use this "mat" as practice for my free motion quilting so all was not lost.

I seem to have odd luck every time I sign up for one of these hops.  Just when I was going for a re-do I broke my elbow.  Yup painful and limiting.  Surgery in a couple of days.

So this will be it this time around for me.  Enjoy the other hoppers!


Feb 17th
 

Lady Vickie

Lady Anne

Lady Selina

Lady Theresa

Lady Jane




59 comments:

  1. What a sweet apron for your Grand daughter! Oh my, hope your elbow gets well soon.

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  2. But you have finish in light of it all - do get better soon.

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  3. Oh no I am so sorry about your elbow! I hope your surgery goes well. I love the apron for your granddaughter! Very cute. Love that you used the mat to practice your free motion skills. Great idea. Feel better soon and thank you for sharing.
    xo jan

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  4. Cute apron! So sorry about your elbow, get well soon!

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  5. So sorry about your elbow. I worked from my stash for this hop as well and was on a limited amount. Your projects turned out wonderful.

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  6. It's original and cute, great fabric choices, I really hope your elbow recovers soon, I can't even imagine how painful that be, but having knocked a few elbows in my lifetime, I know how disorienting it must seem.

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  7. What a cute tea apron for your granddaughter. Wishing you fast healing and little pain after surgery.

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  8. Beautiful apron, she must be very pride! And very nice quilting on your topper, I like it!

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  9. What a fun apron!!! Good luck with your surgery!

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  10. Great quilting -great project to practice on.

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  11. Love the fun apron. So sorry to hear about your injury. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for you.

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  12. I think your projects are great. Good luck with your surgery...ouch!

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  13. Goodness, a broken elbow and surgery. Yikes! Love your little mat, pretty and practical. Nice FMQ, and DgD is just adorable in her little apron. Looks like she was having a grand ole time in the photo...so I would not call this unsuccessful! Good luck with your surgery and wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  14. OUCH! I'm sorry about your elbow, that sounds very painful. Your apron is darling, as is your DGD.

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  15. Your projects are great. So sorry about your elbow, I hope that you will soon recover from it.

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  16. Love the hot pink! Hope you're healing some by now!

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  17. Nana, it is something we all have struggled with at one time or another, the positive outcome is you did it…and it looks just fine….much heart was poured into it...

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  18. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for showin us all of your little trip ups! I cannot tell you how many times the same type of thing has happened to me! But I really want to know...how does one break an elbow? When you are all well, I hope you will share the story. sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  19. Nothing is a fail when you can put a smile on a childs face and you did just that with the apron!

    Your free motion project is great too. Don't beat yourself up so much.

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  20. An apron is a wonderful way to use one of these patterns. I know she loved it - the smile on her face says it all. I'm so sorry to hear about your elbow. I have lifted you up in prayer this morning asking God for wisdom for your doctors and caretakers and peace for you. blessings, marlene

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  21. YEEEow! I hope your surgery goes well. I think your apron is a great success and the idea of practicing machine quilting on a mistake is a great idea! Maybe the OTHER side is to be the front! I will be thinking of you over the next few days and sending good thoughts to your recovery.

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  22. What a wonderful picture of the apron and beautiful model. She looks so happy with it. Great job. I kinda like that runner and your FMQ is going quite well. I'll say a prayer for the recovery on what sounds like a very painful injury.

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  23. The apron is darling, and worn by a cute model.

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  24. The apron is just as adorable as the little SWEETHEART wearing it. And the failed tablerunner isn't a fail at all in my HEART. I would use it on my table anytime. Great practice with the FMQ too. Glad you stuck with it and finished! Prayers for a speedy recovery on the elbow!

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  25. Very sweet, Your DGD looks like she is having so much fun in her tea party apron. Now that you have your pretty table runner complete, I am sure she would love to add it to her table ... I know I would ... XOs from me to you ... <3 Pat

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  26. Bless your heart ! I hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery. I have trouble with the fabric size too, I think mine is because I try to save fabric and then skimp a bit too much. The FMQ looks great !

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  27. How pretty! I do hope all goes well with your surgery and you will be back at the sewing machine very soon!

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  28. So sorry about your elbow. Great fmq practice

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  29. Cute apron. Best of luck with your surgery, and hope you heal quickly.

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  30. Paper piecing can be a challenge, that's for sure! Your apron is adorable! Oh my, a broken elbow sounds horrible...good luck and wishes to you for a quick recovery.

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  31. Ouch, a broken elbow sounds very painful. Very cute apron, though. Thanks for sharing your successes and fails. If everything went right every time, we would never learn, I suppose.

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  32. Hope you heal quickly!

    The apron is fabulous!

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  33. I wouldn't call it a fail at all! That's a cute little valentine table piece. If that raw edge bothers you, it could be the perfect place for a heart applique, a bit of fat rick rack, or some other embellishment. Love what you did, and the apron is adorable, as is the model.

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  34. Love the apron! It's perfect for the holiday! Never a fail... just consider it a design element! What better way to practice free motion, and have a wonderful little runner too!

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  35. nice projects. hope your surgery goes well.

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  36. They look real good yo me! I am sorry to hear about your elbow. I hope it heals quickly for you.

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  37. Broke your elbow? Ouch! My daughter did that in 6th grade, here's hoping you heal right back to 100% just like she did! Beth @ Words & Stiches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  38. What a cute piece! I hope your surgery goes really well and you get back to quilting soon!

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  39. Love your sweet apron for your little sweetie pie! Such a big smile!
    Paper piecing is so fickle... but you made a pretty little runner from your blocks. It will make you smile when you look at it!
    Hope your elbow heals quickly.
    Susie

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  40. Sewing/quilting is always a learning experience and isn't that wonderful? I find it encouraging to see that someone else has problems and that I'm not the only one! Sure sorry to hear about the elbow; now that is just plain bad luck!

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  41. Sorry to hear about your elbow, but great job on practicing you FMQ, I need to do some of that.

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  42. I hope your elbow feels better today. That is a painful injury. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  43. The apron is absolutely sew sweet. Good gift for a pretty young lady.

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  44. The apron looks so lovely and I think your mat looks pretty good! I wish you a very speedy recovery!

    Thank you so much for joining the blog hop!
    -Soma

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  45. The apron is adorable and it looks like your granddaughter loves it and that's all that counts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your surgery.

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  46. Your apron turned out beautifully! I pray you recover quickly from the surgery. A broken elbow does not sound fun.

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  47. Love the apron, no such thing as a fail if it was fun! :) Sorry about your elbow -- best wishes.

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  48. What an adorable model wearing an adorable apron. It is not easy thinking upside down, sideways and in reverse when foundation piecing but it gets easier. I hope all goes well with the surgery and recovery. We can't have a quilter away from her sewing too long!

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  49. Good luck with your elbow surgery. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and sharing your true PP adventures...

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  50. Lovely work! I do know about the struggles with PP!! LOL

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  51. Nothing is EVER a fail..this was very lovely!!!!!

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  52. The apron is very cute! I admire your X and O work and the FMQ with it. It wasn't a "fail" when you got to practice something! Take care of that elbow and thanks for sharing!

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  53. It' s all a learning experience. Paper piecing gets easier with practice. Besides, I'm sure your grandchild love the apron.

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  54. In quilting nothing is a failure but a learning experience and we will find a purpose for everything. I love the apron it is really sweet.

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  55. Your mat is cute and your free motion quilting looks great!
    Please give the pattern another try, pehaps next year xo♥

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  56. Great job on the apron! Your grand-daughter looks very happy with it. I'm so sorry to hear about your broken elbow. I wish you a speedy recovery. {hugs}

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  57. Oh ouch! I hope your elbow heals quickly. I think your free motion quilting looks great! :)

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