Friday, February 12, 2010

Show and Tell Friday and Happy Valentines

I've done it I've finished another of my PhD's. And just in time for Amy's Show and Tell Friday. This little thing was my first attempt at raw edge applique. Thank you, dear Jacquie for all your help in teaching me. The wonky piecing is also thanks to Jacquie. She is so good at inspiring me and getting me to try new things. If you have not visited Jacquie you should, prepare to be inspired.

All I needed to do to finish this was add the boarder, quilt and bind. I chose this green. I know it is a bit busy but I love it.

Also last night DD informed me that she needed a box for her Valentines this morning. Lucky me she was able to find a pink shoe box. What are the odds of that? Especially in a house full of teenage boys and only one little girl. With a little heat and bond and a few scraps I covered all the advertising on the box. The strip that is bare on the top has her name underneath. She is pleased and so am I. No trip to the store required and it doesn't look half bad.

Hope everyone has a lovely Valentines Weekend. xoxoxo

Em

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28 comments:

  1. Another PhD done!! Woohoo! Good for you Em!
    Love it! I like the green too! 8-
    Happy stitchings!

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  2. I just LOVE those wee people quilts. I am definitely going to give mine a try.

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  3. very cute! I'll have to check out the raw edge applique link. I have some applique I'm procrastinating about b/c I've never done it before.

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  4. I love all the little girls on the quilt! That is so cute!

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  5. The little girls on the quilt and wonky blocks are so stinkin' cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CELEBRATE your talent! Em

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  6. Way to go pulling such a cute valentine's box together at the last minute!

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  7. I'm glad I clicked on your quilt picture to see it bigger. It is really adorable!

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  8. I love the look of the hand drawn girls. It looks great!

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  9. I need to FINISH something so I can have a show and tell....ahh, I remember the days of doing projects the night before they were needed with my kids

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  10. I like the busyness. Looks good!
    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  11. I adore those little girls in their dresses! Cute!
    The valentine's box brings back a few memories:) I hope your daughter has fun with that.

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  12. Those little girls on the quilt are stinkin' cute.

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  13. Love your finished PhD! The green looks great! And the little people are so cute! The Valentine box looks amazing too! You are so creative!

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  14. Love those little girls - my kind of quilt!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  15. Your quilt is gorgeous, I know two little girls who would love it! Well done on your box, it is amazing what they get us to do at short notice!

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  16. Who's been having a great time then? Lovely quilt. Kind regards, Anita.

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  17. Just love the quilt! And love that green border - too perfect!

    I remember Valentine's Day in primary school - what fun. All about friendship and nothing too serious...

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  18. I love raw edge applique! It's so scrappy and rustic. The little Valentine's box is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Your quilt looks gorgeous. You must feel proud that you tackled these new techniques and have such a wonderful quilt as a result.

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  20. Love that PhD--what's PhD stand for? Very cute regardless.

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  21. What a fabulous quilt!!The little girls are really sweet. Jacquie is certainly inspiring.

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  22. that quilt is so cute!!!! and I love the valentine box, I wondered if any schools still did that.

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  23. oh your quilt is gorgeous...i did not see the little girls on it until i clicked to make it bigger and i am glad i did...they make it even more amazing.

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  24. I am so in love with your quilt. The girls are just too adorable. You really can't get a sense of the quilt unless you click and see the bigger version. I would love to hear more about how you made the girl blocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. this is sooo cute! i love the border you chose!! it's like they're all playing in the garden.

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