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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

In Your (My) Words

I am loving this blog hop so much.  Unlike any of the others, which were also great fun, this one has more variety of interpretation of the theme.  These creative people are all over the place.  If you haven't seen them all, I urge you to go back and do it.  You will be amazed.

Here is my submission for today:  When Madame Samm came up with the idea of the words theme, my very first thought was to think of words that describe me by what I like to do.  Then I quickly thought of making the words pictures...sort of.  I wanted something I could quilt, so applique came into it.  This is the first sketch on a post-it note at my desk.


Next I had to figure out how to transfer this into fabric.  I changed some of the drawings, and I fiddled with it a bit and this is what I came up with:

 I changed books to READ and made it into a book.  And my husband, who was watching me stitch said "what about me?" I asked if he wanted me to put his name on there and he said "No, but how about Family?"  So there you go.
 I love this one.  I made a tiny patchwork quilt for this and appliqued it onto the tail of the Q.
 I used text fabric for my book and embroidered the letters and the pages onto the book.
There's my family, who are all very important to me and who I am.  And you can't really tell, but the needle is grey with sparkles in the fabric.

The music and the muffin that says bake are also a part of who I am.  I think this turned out great.  I have put it in my sewing room where I can look at it all the time.

Now that you've seen my words, go on and visit all the lovely ladies on the rest of today's hop and enjoy the words.  Here is the rest of today's lineup:
Wednesday, January 9
Kathy's Quilts (Kathy W.)
Sunshine Quilting (Martina S.)
Grammie Q's (Charlotte M.)
Dancing Moon (Carla B.)
Many thanks to Madame Samm for another great idea for a hop and to Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling for being such a great cheerleader.  Couldn't do it without you ladies.
Edited to add: Thanks for all the kind comments.  I appreciate you taking the time to look and leave a comment.  GrammieQ


103 comments:

  1. Very clever, you did a great job, I especially like the baking one built into a cupcake.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  2. Hi Charlotte, that is really clever. Well done. I do love your interpretation of the theme.

    Thank you for sharing. (I think your husband was right - FAMILY did need to be on that quilt)

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  3. Beautiful! I'm always in awe of those whom can embroider; it seems such a daunting task, but so beautiful when it's done!

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  5. Nice project and how unique to share the family words on theor respective icons. Thanks for sharing, I'm loving this blog hop! Jane

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  6. Your wall hanging is adorable!

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  8. Oh this is lovely, what a sweet idea and great wallhanging!

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  9. Guess I better start over! Love your quilt! The embroidery and applique really make your words stand out. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. lovely,
    so cute and modern.

    Greetings,
    Tina

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  11. It is adorable, what a great project!

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  12. Your project is fantastic and awesome. Thanks for sharing your work with the words.
    You are a very creative woman

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  13. How clever and creative, Id love to have that to look at perfect wall inspiration and its made with fabric, couldnt ask for more :)

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  14. Hi Charlotte yes everyone has a different view of this hop and its great. Love yours. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  15. I love your take on expression of words - I think the added 'family' was needed too. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. So very creative ... lovely little quilt. The "mini" quilt hanging on the Q tail is adorable.

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  17. Lovely! The mini quilt on the Q is so cute!

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  18. What a great representation! I love it all! I love the gray needle! I love the hearts behind the lettering of FAMILY! That says it all doesn't it? And the notes in MUSIC! I like the patchwork in the QUILT, too! As I told another participant, maybe I should tell you want I don't like, but then I wouldn't have anything to say. A great job!

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  19. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing today.

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  20. I love you notepad doodle and how you turned it into a great project. Very nicely done! Love 'Quilt'

    Happy quilting!

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  21. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. The whimsical quilt-hanger , how fun is that!!! :)

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  23. What a fun quilt - I love all of your words and would adopt them for myself except I burn everything I try to bake. :) blessings, marlene

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  24. YES your words describe you to a T...was their Tea there lol ...
    love your perfect wee quilty wordy banner

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  25. I love your quilted project. What a great way to express who u are.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. You did a fabulous piece to share with us. I love how you put your words on fabric. Each piece is unique; the hop is fantastic.

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  27. Lovely project - that tiny quilt is perfection! I love this hop, too, for its variety and the personal nature of the projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. It looks like you had great fun coming up with this idea and making this project your own - it's great!

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  29. Adorable!! thank you for sharing!

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host.. The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  30. What a great personal collection of talents, and a great way to reflect on them!

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  31. I agree with you that this blog hop is so much more about everyone's personal interpretation of the task - and the creativity is everywhere. Yours is so creative and a true treasure for sure. Tks for the story. Judy C

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  32. Hi!!! Love it!!! Love the words and the way you used them!!! Thanks You

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  33. Very nice idea - thanks for sharing!

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  34. Great ideas! I love the baking best! So cute. Thank you for sharing. I am one who needs to go back and really check out the previous ones and make my comments. I was too busy scrambling to finish my own post for the blog hop. Now, I can relax and enjoy the others! It has been a fun blog hop.

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  35. How wonderful! You did such a great job of describing yourself!

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  36. Love what you did with the words. And the way you stitched QUILT is sew creative.

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  37. such a creative project -- realy makes me wish I knew more about aplique because my wall of words would have most of the tones that you used. I look forward to seeing what you do in the future.

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  38. Its gorgeous and would have been my #1 pick of the day and thus so far. I love the love and details you put in it.

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  39. Nice job, love your interpretation of these words :)

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  40. Looks like you had fun doing this! Turned out really cute.

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  41. Love your paper sketch to fabric project! Very nice!

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  42. This is just the best. It`s wonderful!

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  43. Wow. Nice job. I love the look of embroidery.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  44. What a great picture. Well done!!!

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  45. What a great idea! I love the way you personalised it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Nice job! I love the hand embroidery!

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  47. What a great idea Charlotte, it has turned out so beautiful!

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  48. Love the mini quilt! What creativity! Thanks.

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  49. Well done very nice, the book is too cute.

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  50. You will cherish this sweet little quilt for years to come. Most likely you will look at it more than any of your other creations over the years. Great little project. I also love how your husband noticed what you were doing and added his suggestion. Quilting truly is a Family affair.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  51. Lovely words thanks for sharing!!

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  52. What a creative approach! I love your drawings, made into appliques!

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  53. Wow! Your quilt could describe me! I love that your husband contributed too. Family is so important.

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  54. Your quilt seems to describe so many quilters! Love it!!!

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  55. Wonderful work you have done in the "In Your Word's" bloghop

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  56. You are so clever! You did an amazing job! Love that you added "pictures" in fabric with your words. Thank you for sharing with us, great job!

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  57. I love embroidery and you have done a very nice job!

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  58. I love the way you incorporated the words and pictures. So clever and lovely. Good job!

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  59. What fun. Great piece and love that hubby wanted to be a part of it.

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  60. LOVING that itty bitty quilt!! Great project for the hop!!

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  61. This was really a great idea, thanks for sharing with us all.

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  62. Sew Creative and love your itty bitty patchwork! Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  63. It was a great and creative idea. Love it.

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  64. That is a very sweet wall hanging. I love how you incorporated the pictures into the words.

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  65. I really enjoyed your words, Thanks for sharing.

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  66. I agree--this turned out great! I love it!

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  67. Very creative! I Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Love the handwork, it did come out great and love the words.

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  69. This is fabulous! I agree that there are so many different types of projects and i love that so many include family. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. very creative, a nice way to tell about 'you'

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  71. Your little quilt definitely makes YOU come alive. Great words and I'm glad to added family in there.

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  72. Love your gathering of words. Reading them makes me think-it's a wonderful life.

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  73. I love this, tells us about you and they are great words. Thanks for sharing

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  74. Such a great wordy project...I love all your words! So many creative people, like you, add so much to this hop. :O)

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  75. Your word pics are very creative! I love the tiny quilt.

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  76. I love this, I should make one for me. Love the thought that you put into it. Thanks for sharing

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  77. I love the mini quilt hanging from the word.

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  78. This is great - I love the miniature quilt.

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  79. How sweet to be surrounded by reminders of what you love. Very nice!

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  80. Great project...thanks for sharing with us. Have a great day!

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  81. Such a cute project! I love the use of the words with the items pictured. Great job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  82. You have many talents and interest. I'm glad you added the 'family' to please your hubby. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Rosemary B here: This is very nice. I love it and I like your choices of illustration too. This is a treasure!
    thank you for sharing

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  84. Love how you used photos with your words on the mini quilt! I bet it makes you smile every time you look at it :)

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  85. thanks sew much for sharing your words with us today .... cute little mini quilt to hang and share your words with others.
    in stitches

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  86. Lovely work...It sounds like it is truly representative of you and some of your favorite things to do! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. I love your wall hanging, it's so clever!

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  88. You're right, it looks great! You did a wonderful job creating this and it turned out beautiful.

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  89. Love the interpretation you did on this hope. Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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