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Friday, February 7, 2014

Don't Let the Door Stop You! Last Day

Let me first say that this has been a wonderful hop. Madam Samm , I don't know how many more great hop ideas you have, but I hope it's a lot. This one has been such fun. And Carla, you are just the best cheerleader and a darn good doorstop maker yourself. All while keeping two hops running smoothly. Thanks ladies!

As soon as I heard about this hop, an idea popped in to my head. This is North Carolina, after all, so I had to make a lighthouse.  I started with this:
 This is a very heavy bottle that once held either German wine or beer. It is full of sand and was once made into a lamp, but now just has a cork in it to hold the sand in. My husband has had these since before he met me.  And I have used it as a doorstop, but now to dress it up.
I took some muslin and sandwiched some batting in there, pinned on some black Kona and got to stitching. Sadly, I did not photograph the rest of the process for you.  But, moving onward...

 I pebble quilted the base in white so it would look like it was made of stones and the black areas are pebble quilted in black.  The light is made of a rectangle of muslin, quilted to look like rectangular windows and the roof  I used black on top and brown in the bobbin to quilt the shingles.  The brow looked better, so it became the top.
 The sun hasn't been out here much in the last couple of weeks, but I finally had some rain free time with high clouds to photograph outside.
 Here you can see the roof and the light a bit better. the light is resting on a platform made of felt covered cardboard.
Happy beach days to you...well, maybe soon. Now hop on to see the rest of my friends creations.

 GrammieQs

Pickles Quilting

Made by Me in Red
 
A Passion for Applique

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Sew We Quilt


44 comments:

  1. What a great idea. I have always loved lighthouses. One day, I would love to see one in person. Love your quilting on it too.

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  2. Love your lighthouse door stop…enjoy visiting North Carolina as well :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a novel idea, a lighthouse door stopper, perfect! Your quilting is marvelous. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Sew very creative. Love this idea, and love how you did it. Your quilting is really great!

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  5. Very cute! I love lighthouses, but I've never been inside one. We don't have as many here on the Pacific as you do. I'll have to put it on my "bucket" list. From rainy California, finally, thanks for sharing,

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  6. The lighthouse is so awesome. A very good idea to use the bottle as the body.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  7. Charlotte, what a funny and creative way to make a doorstopper out of a heavy (and this bottle looks really heavy) bottle!!! I love lighthouses, but in Switzerland, there is absolutely none ... smile..... at least you have one at your house! Well done, I like it, great quilting of bricks!

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  8. What a clever creation! Love that lighthouse!

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  9. You are so clever! Your lighthouse is really wonderful.

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  10. What a cute idea! My husband and I made a trip to the northeast several years ago and I fell in love with the lighthouses. :) blessings, marlene

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  11. What a beacon of welcoming light with that doorstop. Great use of that up-cycled bottle. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Ohhhh, that is just incredible. I love it!

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  13. and that is exactly what it is a lighthouse..and I love it…and I think you lit up our morning….

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  14. What a cute doorstop...a bottle with sand in it (part of the beach) reminds me of the movie "Message in a bottle !"

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  15. How very creative! Your choices of quilting really add to the imagery of a lighthouse. Nice work. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  16. Very sweet lighthouse and love the quilting on it. You really thought out of the box for this one.
    Thanks for hopping. Your door stop is wonderful.

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  17. What a great idea! I love your lighthouse doorstop. Its very suitable for North Carolina!

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  18. That's a great idea for using a tall heavy bottle and it's so cute! I love all the quilting you did on it!

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  19. What a fun way to decorate with the local sights in mind... Great job!

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  20. This light house is awesome! Very clever.

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  21. Oh I love the pebbles! It looks great, thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  22. Very cute! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  23. How absolutely clever. Must be a really heavy bottle. Great idea and sew cute too!

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  24. This is such a cute idea. I have never seen anything like it! I love lighthouses but I never thought about making one three dimensionally. I admire your machine quilting.

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  25. Light House... Yes! Great idea! We were all up and down the East Coast and have pictures of all the light houses we seen. Adorable!!

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  26. Oh, I love lighthouses and yours is so adorable. You did such a wonderful job making it three dimentional. I really like the stitching.Thank you for sharing.

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  27. What a terrific idea. The quilting gives it so much additional detail. Amazing.

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  28. How clever and cute! I love your lighthouse! :)

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  29. that is a perfect door stop for a North Carolinian. well done.

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  30. How cute. The quilting really made this lighthouse truly shine!

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  31. No more boring old bottle with your clever talents. I adore your lighthouse. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  32. This is a great idea, beautifully stitched. So creative. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  33. Nice job! Your quilting really brings it to life!

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  34. What a great idea for your door stop. It worked up so nicely, Well done. This has been a great blog.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  35. What a neat idea especially if you. Are at a cottage or live near the water.

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  36. Such a cute idea! I love your lighthouse and the quilting makes it look so professional and alive with character. Very nice work!

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  37. This is just adorable! I love it. Thank you for sharing!
    xo jan

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  38. That is so coolio! What a neat idea - very clever and unique.

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  39. my favorite part of this cute door stop is the Pebble quilting! So Cool looking!

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