I love blog hops. It’s an easy way to find new blogs to follow and meet new people. It’s also a fun way to learn new things, and sometimes acquire new friends for your blog. The All ABOUT ME, is a just for fun blog hop for me. I’m not giving anything away, and my blog has been all but abandoned these last couple of weeks while I worked on other projects. It’s also slated for an overhaul, which was supposed to happen BEFORE this blog hop. 🙂 It didn’t, and the hop goes on.
Making the fun little quilt was a nice diversion from my other pressing matters and I enjoyed it. Thanks to Madam Samm, and, Marlene, of Stitching by the Lake for doing all the work and making this “meeting” of quilters possible
Of course, I’m running behind as usual. I finally finished by block in the wee hours of the morning. This is after I realized I didn’t have the pattern so generously donated by Amy Butler. Then, there was the issue of downloading, then sewing, and now trying to post.
Lucky for me, Amy designed a cute, easy to follow pattern. Not so lucky for me, I didn’t have all the necessary supplies and such. However, since I’m not much for following directions anyway, I just used the pattern as a suggestion and came up, much to my surprise, with a kind of cute wall-hanging.
Because I was in a hurry, and I’m not a fan of hand sewing these days, I used fusible, raw edge applique and quilted around it. I think I’ll try my hand at another one, just for fun now that I’ve made this one.
I made the hair longer, since my hair is long. I used muslin for the blondish color of my natural hair then quilted it with gray thread to give the darker look my hair sometimes has. I went with a stripe background, because, well honestly, that was handy last night. Since I normally wear dark colors (to hide the fat don’t you know), the dress is a black and white print. Which shows very clearly that black isn’t necessarily all that slimming.
I stuck the pincushion on my arm, since that’s where I usually have one, and my glasses are pink, a little like my natural glasses. Since I live out in the country, I used the fabric designed to look a little like leather for the word “biased.”
I think every fabric came from a different source. But then, I’m a little of a mixed up person anyway so this blending of differences suits me.
It really does look too much like me for comfort. What do you think?
Don’t forget to check out the other talented quilters to see how their little quilt turned out.
You can find them all at Stitching on the Lake, if these links don’t work.
Buzzing and Bumbling
Cherries Prairie Primitives
Sew On And So Forth
Sew. Darn. Quilt.
A Stitch In Time
Doodling In My Mind
Vickie at That Other Blog
And, if you missed out yesterday, don’t forget to check out these talented quilters:
Just Let Me Quilt
Karen at That Other Blog
Gracie Oliver Arts
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Pigtales and Quilts