Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In Your Words Blog Hop - My Day



Sew we quilt
Today is my day to share in the In Your Words Blog Hop. 

Thanks to Mdm Samm and Linda for organizing this hop, and giving us all another opportunity to share in what has become such a fun community of show and tell camaraderie and support for us all!! 

As usual, I am a bit sketchy on following the directions but here is my project...






A Self Portrait in fabric for my sewing room wall with texty goodness by Sweetwater called Mama Said Sew.  I made a fabric block and then had my husband make me a custom frame from 1"x2" pine to stretch it over similar to Rachel's at Stitched in Color project here.

And...Yes, it totally looks just like me and captures my essence of spirit to live, breathe and Quilt!!  The skirt is covered with the word "Sew" and the definition of Patchwork fills my face...words like "quilt the patches" and "variety" as well as hand embroidered "hair" complete me :)


I was inspired by a project by Carrie Payne in this magazine. 


You can find Carrie and her work at believemagic.com which is full of lots of beautiful inspiration.

Of course, we must have a giveaway...so how about a fat quarter of  my absolute all-time favorite texty fabric which (not coincidentally,lol) is what I used to make my face and body parts!

To win, you must include your email address if you are a no-reply blogger so I have a way to contact you!  I will leave this giveaway open until the last day of the hop on January 16th.

Thanks for joining me today and enjoy the rest of the hop!!  The links below will take you to the other fine contributors today...


Tuesday, January 8

Piece Peace (Patricia G.) 

A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)

krislovesfabric (Kris T.) <---this is me!







148 comments:

Amy said...

Love your sketchbook cover! My daughter would adore that! Great work!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh this is so cute! Have to try one of these with my SIL next time we meet to create. Thank you for sharing the project and resource.

evelyn said...

Love your self portrait. Nice to have a helpful hubby too.

S Walker said...

Great interpretation. Love your fabrics, too. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Judy B said...

WOW, such a great way to show your words! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Kathy MacKie said...

Unique is in, well done!

Janet said...

This is super and innovative! And looks just like you :)

Martina said...

Cute idea and veri special! Love it!

Nati said...

So cool, love it! Thanks for sharing it and the chance to win.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh I so love this - I love the way you have ruffled the skirt and the text fabric is just wonderful.

Karrie S said...

Your portrait is so cute! I love the hair and skirt! ksmith8@emich.edu

Karen said...

Brilliant idea, so well executed too!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Oh Kris
That is fantastic. What a great interpretation of the instructions.
thanks for sharing

Sue said...

Very interesting and wonderful interpretation of the directions! Love your self portrait.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Great piece and I love that you didn't go with a traditional quilt block. I especially loved the dimension you gave your work with the skirt and the hair. Very creative and original. I love it.

Britt-Inger said...

A very creative way to use the theme in your work. And the lady is sew awesome with her hair and the skirt.
It got me so hooked that I must make some similar to myself

Sew Surprising said...

What a clever and creative way of interpreting directions, just love it :) thank you for being talented :)

Chiska said...

I love this project!

charlotte said...

How cute is that! I think you follow directions just fine.

Cathy said...

I absolutely love your project! It is wonderful. I am so glad you shared.

Jessica said...

What a fun project! I love the fabrics and the skirt is so cute!

Fiesta said...

So adorable. I have never even seen this magazine. Thank you for the chance.

tubakk said...

So cute and interesting. Thanks for the link. I'll definitely go there to be inspired. I love text fabrics.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

So clever! Maybe it's just me, but I think this hop has brought out the "arty" side of our group in a way that no previous hop has.

Sharon said...

This is just too cute...you did a great job thanks for sharing..

Patty D from NC said...

Kris, she is fabulous! She will look so wonderful up on the wall. (Fabric choice was a great one.)

Sandy D said...

What a brilliant idea.Love it

Cathy said...

You are simply adorable.

~Marica~ said...

Cute ide and fun look the way you catch your self in it

Barb said...

What a great, creative item to have in your sewing room. Love it! Going over to go check out the links you gave.

Tammy said...

Very creative and unique. I really like it a lot. And I know it will look awesome in a sewing room for sure. Thanks for a chance to participate in your giveaway.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

piece peace said...

Excellent way to express your true self. Fantastic!

Lisa Marie said...

Very cute! And what great fabrics you used!

InGa said...

Creative and special. Nice.

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Kris....and my oh my...adorable, whimsical, creative and pssst take a peak over there lol

Sowing Stitches said...

How cheerful with that yellow polk-a-dots...looks like you are standing in bright sunshine ready to tackle anything that comes your way. sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

Jeanie said...

This is wonderful! I love the words used with the real-like figure.... perfect!

Cindy Staub said...

Love it! You did a beautiful job on your project!

cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a neat idea!!! I love the text in the fabric and would love to win some.
thank you.

pinsandneedles said...

Love it! This project is just so creative! Well done!

Martha said...

This is just too cute! I love it. I might have to try this one. Thanks for sharing it with us. I know you have had a trying time lately and that makes your project even more special. Thank you again.

B Greene said...

I love your project!! The details and thought you put into it are very evident. I especially love the 3D skirt - great work!!
beckygreene10 (at) gmail (dot) com

Rosa said...

Fantastic.You are very creative!!

Kchabr55 said...

What a great project! I love the hair!

Thearica said...

Now that is so very clever!

Margaret said...

That is sew cool. When I first saw it I thought what a cool journal cover. I love the word print fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Kaynik said...

What a great idea! I am just starting to put together a sewing room and I want to decorate the walls with sewing\quilting stuff. This will be on the list.


ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

patchouli moon studio said...

Kris your "you" is so darn cute! I like the 3-D skirt.

niniandthesea said...

You are adorable!! I love a fabric doll! Thank you for sharing.

Nini~

Linda said...

Kris, that is absolutely perfect! How clever!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Very creative! Thnx for the giveaway!

Gill said...

What a fabulous idea Kris!
I love texty fabric too!

JCnNC said...

Very inspiring and creative - it is you and a wonderful treasure. Judy C

sew.darn.quilt said...

Too cute!
Thank you for the chance :)

Joyce said...

How adorable and meaningful, all at the same time. Love it!

Jacqueline said...

Your self portrait is amazing... very creative. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance at your give-a-way.

jleibfried@aol.com

Bonnie58 said...

Great portrait. Thanks for sharing
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Rhonda D. said...

Thanks for sharing! I love those "texty" fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patty said...

Good job! I like the self-portrate.

Agnes Bullock said...

What a brilliant idea- love how it came out!

DachsiesWithMoxieMama@gmail.com

Vickie said...

I like your outside of the box thinking !

Lyn said...

Very nice!

rutigt said...

Love your self portrait! So well done :)
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

MooseStash Quilting said...

Just adorable. What a wonderful piece of yourself to have in your sewing room. I am going to check out the links you shared. Love the inspiration!

Liz - Moments said...

I love it !!!
Might have to make one of myself!
Thanks for inspiring me :-)

Abbigail said...

This is a great project! I need to remind myself everyonce in awhile of who I am!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Linda in Calif. said...

I'm really impressed. This is really clever - I think I would like to do one of myself, only I'm not as interesting as you. LOL! I really ought to do one of each of the grandkids. That would be fun.

Quiltsmiles said...

I absolutely lOVE it! It's Very creative, unique and I like that it's a self portrait of your thoughts rumbling around inside. "Patchwork".

Mara said...

Love it! The hair is too funny! and Mama Said Sew is one of my favorite lines, I'm just waiting for it to go on sale :)

carla said...

Hi!!! I love it!!! I think your whole project is wonderful!!! Thanks for the fun!!

Terry said...

Really cute

WoolenSails said...

That is a really fun piece and very creative.

Debbie

LeAnne said...

Fun fabric. Cute funky block.

Sheila said...

Wow , now that is being creative , I love it , great job and thanks for sharing !

Helen said...

How Creative! Another Great Idea, from another Great Blogger from "In The Words". Love your creative framed art!

L said...

Love your work!

SIMPLESEW said...

I love her, I have also been inspired by Carrie, have even talked to her and bought special fabric from sewmeasong esty shop, if you havent seen the texty fabric there, your missing out. You did a fabulous job.. I love this mag too.. I am so glad you were #1 pick of the day. We are Women ! xo

Wendy said...

this is fantastic, how creative! You certainly are very talented.

Just Carol said...

This is so cute and such a great idea...love it! Thanks for sharing the link, too. :O)

Kathy H said...

I love your picture. And a great idea to stretch it over the frame.

Mimi said...

I love this.... great idea!! Thanks for sharing. I am loving texted fabric... crossing my fingers to win some!!

Gmama Jane said...

I knew when I saw this you would be #1!!! How original and so YOU!! Love it Kris!
Gmama Jane

Unknown said...

Cute idea. I have never used wordy fabric but think it would be fun. Thanks for a great give away. Nancy: rangerer@sbcgloble.net

Unknown said...

Cute idea. I have never used wordy fabric but think it would be fun. Thanks for a great give away. Nancy: rangerer@sbcgloble.net

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am totally blown away! Kris this is just incredible....I love it! blessings, marlene

Karma Willow Designs said...

sometimes you don't need words this is a super fun project

Nancy M. said...

This is so so darn cute. i love it.

Farm Quilter said...

How creative to do a self-portrait with word fabric!!! I love this idea!!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Ahh - what a beautiful project!! I adore the things Carrie makes and you have done a wonderful job. Amazing!

Vicki said...

Great project I would love to win the FQ

Michelle said...

I love the hair!

Catskill Quilter said...

Love the portrait, and I am a fan of Carrie's too!

Vivian said...

Love that fabric, and what a cute self portrait.

Hooked on Quilting said...

That is outstanding!!! I love the stance! Says power! Enjoyed your project, thanks.

MoeWest said...

Great idea! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

vicki said...

So cute! Hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Maria Kievit said...

Like the idea you have presented us with here. thanks for sharing, and the giveaway.

Susie Q said...

HI Kris lovely addition to your sewing room and great idea. Thanks for sharing and the Giveaway. Susie x

The Slow Quilter said...

I love it, it is cute and I like how you monted it. I am a follower.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: this is button cute. I would love to make something like this for my sewing room. and one for each of my daughters.... even though they are not sewing maniacs - yet.
I love this. Yellow is an energetic color!
Thank you so much for inspiring and sharing

gpc said...

How really, really fabulous -- I love it!

Jenny said...

I really like this self-portrait. Very fun!

Sallie said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thats so funny and unique, I love it!
Hugs to you Kris!
Bente

LJ said...

I'm loving the idea of a self-portrait. Just recently, I saw some quilt blocks where they decorated each doll/person and I thought it a spectacular idea. Having your self-portrait as wall art is inspiring.

Carrie P. said...

I love this. the skirt is adorable and the use of the text fabric is great. thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Kris, this is absolutely amazing! WOW!!

lorniki said...

Love your self portrait!!!! Wish I looked that good!!

sandra said...

How perfect and how creative, I loved it.

Kate said...

What a great idea!

barbara woods said...

love your self portrait

Mary Ann said...

Great fabric! Thanks for a chance to win - I haven't spotted this particular fabric before.

Verna G said...

Very creative! Love that fabric

lefuntz said...

Love your self portrait. Since I am no longer young and skinny mine would not be so glam! Make sure you preserve yours.

Bluequilt said...

Love your self portrait and fabric. sandrag.aiken@gmail.com

Joyce Carter said...

Great job! Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Just darling! Thanks for your giveaway too.

M. E. Stephens said...

That's a clever self-portrait. I'd like to try this for some type of wall art myself. I'll have to file it away for future reference. :-)

Cecilia said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

LOVE your self portrait! Great idea!

gtcoursey said...

Very unique self portrait!

Pamela said...

So cute! Love the skirt and the hair! Thanks for sharing.

Nikita said...

adorable! I think I know now waht I want to do for my daughters room!!

nikita.smith@hotmail.com

Suze said...

What a cute, cute, cute idea. I just got a hair cut and am making my third donation to Locks of Love. Now I may have to get my hair cut again after seeing this pic. I love the haircut and the embroidery to depict it. And, of course, I love the "wordy" fabric.

Suze said...

I had to become a follower with an idea like this - I have to see more!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

So gorgeous - and very creative and thoughtful. You did an absolutely fantastic job!! Thanks for sharing!

Stitches said...

cute project and cute fabric...I have not seen this fabric before...

CeLynn said...

Just love your self portrait,what a fab idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

carrie (believemagic) said...

Love the self portrait and so thrilled to know I can spread inspiration :)

Karen said...

Wow Kris, that looks awesome! I never would have thought to do something like that. Very clever and unique! Congrats on top 2! :)

BizyStitches said...

your project made me smile. Too darn cute. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! What an awesome project! You look great, hehe. Love your yellow background. Appreciate the links you posted. I'm going to go check them out. You did a super job and thank you for sharing your project with us.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane Swett said...

I love this wall hanging and the words. How
clever - I have done a scrapbook page of words that describe me on my 70th Birthday and I loved it - It was amazing that all my kids contributed to the "word Salad about Mom"

Mrs.Pickles said...

oh my how very cute! thanks for sharing

Darla Royal said...

Thank you for sharing this adorably sassy miss!

Robin said...

That is just the most fun project! You are very clever and I'm sure this will bring a smile on your face each time you look at it. Great job!

suemac said...

Love the Citreon and gray combo. I just finished a quilt using Denyse Schmidt fabric in those colors. I loved it.

JanesQuilting said...

It is adorable...what a cool idea.

hueisei said...

This is co cute. Thanks for sharing.

PatSloan said...

I LOVE this!! I'm working with grey and yellow too!

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robin said...

Very cool project! And I LOVE fabric with words on it!

Sue Bone said...

Love Sweetwater but don't have that fabric yet.

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, what a wonderful self portrait!

Marcia W. said...

This is a wonderful and creative project. Noteworthy seems to have great word prints which you've used quite well.

Annette Schultz said...

great project I would nhave never thught of this and the wordy fabric is perfect.
thanks for sharing
institches

nicolesender said...

You have done a very creative approach to the In Your Word project. I love it!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a clever project! Nicely done...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So, so creative Kris. This makes me thing of something my daughter might do with her creative mind. Think I'll send her the photo.