Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's All About Me Blog Hop

Today is my day for the It's All about Me Blog Hop



 


Thanks to Mdm Samm, Amy Bradley, and  Marlene for creating, providing a pattern and hosting/cheer-leading this event.

Now, if you've read my blog in the past you are aware that I tend to bend the rules on these things and while I liked Amy's pattern she provided...it didn't speak to me until I altered it slightly to look like my Quilt Muse...

Presto, here she is...



I couldn't decide what to have her say...

My choices I came up with were:
1. Girl, Go On...Quilt!
2. Go On Girl, Buy the Bolt!
3. Your Stash Needs Something...Better Go Shopping!








I ended up going with choice number #2.  I used a font in Microsoft Word and hand embroidered the message...then I stretched her over a frame like this project and she is now egging me on in my sewing room...can you say enabler...

Now please go visit all the Me-types sharing this day on the Blog hop...
 Thursday, February 21

Kris Loves Fabric <--you are here!
The Quilting Alleycat
Cat Patches
Bumbleberry Stitches
Chickadees Country Cottage Crafts
In Stitches and Seams
Why-Knot-Kwilt
Quilting Unleashed
Rosemary at That Other Blog
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Sew Many Yarns




 


91 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the hair! Yeah, I'm not that graceful yet, so the thinner version is creative as well as the change in words.

Thearica Burroughs said...

Yep.. a smile to go to bed on... Love your rendition!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Well I'm sure gonna go out now and buy the whole bolt! LOL - Great job!

Judy B said...

Love your Quilt Muse! Thank you for sharing.

Heide said...

Oh, how I love your interpretation of this project!!

Barbara said...

Precious!

Martina said...

So cute!

Britt-Inger said...

Your creativity is awesome. I love her!!! Thanks for sharing your interpretation

Nati said...

She looks gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Great job! I only wish I could buy the bolt! LOL

nähtina said...

Hahaha - great choice.
Love it!

Gill said...

Fabulous! I think I would have chosen #2 as well!
Thank you for sharing!

charlotte said...

Now that made me smile. As if I need an enabler...that would only make me worse.

Lesley said...

This lady is too cool!

gpc said...

Super cute -- LOVE the hair! -- it's good to have a muse who encourages you to feel good about what you're gonna do anyway, lol!

Sharon said...

Yu did a wonderful job with your muse....Love how you made it your own..

Madame Samm said...

You chose perfectly the quote love it...and the blog hop is ITS ABOUT ME, so I think you did her justice lol And not that I needed any coaxing but I do need a bolt of something...ahhh it 's coffee...or is that jolt lol

Sowing Stitches said...

I'm with you...forget the little bits and pieces and go for the BOLT! :)

JoyceLM said...

Love it - thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

I love her! I remember you last word lady too. Very creative! And I can relate to all of your possible word choices. :)

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great job! thanks for sharing.

quiltingunleashed.com said...

Love it! Great choice on the wording :) I'm excited to try putting a project on a frame too, great idea!

Patty D from NC said...

Words to live buy - but better buy a raffle ticket first! Thanks for sharing your lady!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I with you on that thought! What a fabulous "you" you've created!! LOVE IT!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is perfect Kris!! I just love buy the bolt!

Just Carol said...

Very, very cute...I love her and the saying!

Sue said...

Looks great, love the fabric!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love that you chose that saying - I'm forever saying that and not doing it. :) She's a doll! blessings, marlene

Linda J said...

Considering that you have entitled your blog "Kris Loves Fabric" I would say that you have made a "YOU" that describes you well. A slimmed down shorter haired version of the original design. Woohoo!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I think that your Muse and mine are related! LOL! LOVE THIS!

Gwen said...

Ha ha! What a fun rendition! And her advice should be well taken!

Linda said...

Your muse is great! Now you will never "forget" to buy more fabric!

Patty said...

Great job.I like your gal.

Just Quilt It said...

Very cute!

Katie said...

self enabler -- love it. I also love how you made her not so dumpy looking and instead went for fierce. If you get the time you might consider making a companion to this one with the 3rd line that you were pondering -- you know complete the circle.

patchouli moon studio said...

Oh so now you can look at your little quilt and get permission to buy more fabric, huh? Lol. So darn cute!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: love this. YOu are in great shape.
I adore the font, the words and your hand embroidery. AND the fabrics!
Yes, we reach a point in life where the only permission we really need is our own. Go do it girl. :-P
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing adorable project!

Lyndsey said...

Love the alterations you made to the pattern. I wish I made mine tell me to buy more fabric I could have had a fun time.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great interpretation! now where'd I put that bolt?

Wendy said...

your me is great! I love that you changed her and I love what she's saying! It's a fab font too!

Scrapatches said...

Very creative and personalized. Love the lettering and embroidery idea. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Caroline said...

Hahahaha!!! My husband would disagree, but I think I need her as my fabric fairy when I go shopping!

Vicki H said...

Great, I love her hair. There have been many times I have wanted to buy the bolt.

Needled Mom said...

I agree....great work!

Suze said...

What a terrific project and now a terrific addition to your sewing room! I think you caught the sentiment of many a quilter - buy the whole bolt! I was sick one day when I went to my LQS and one of the workers was cutting fat quarters off bolts as she was unpacking them. I thought she was ruining full bolts. I thought one might be headed to her personal stash. My understanding is that she does all the purchasing for the shop. She's the sister of the owner. So, I bet she has perks. She's really a very, sweet helpful lady, so I had no problem, except sometimes I do want a full bolt because I try to use some of my backing fabric in the front also. Again, a great job. Thanks for blogging and getting today off to a great inspirational start.

karen flick said...

This is great!! No end to our imagination on this Hop!! Thanks!

Tinliz said...

Your work is so "Kris". Looks great with our other project.
Liz

SIMPLESEW said...

love it.. its grat !

sew.darn.quilt said...

Too Cute :)

Elizabeth said...

Awesome!!!

Diane Wild said...

This says it all. Great little quilt. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Cliodana said...

good choice! your lady is beautiful thank's for sharing.

Kathy H said...

Great fun to see your lady. ANd she is wise too, I can tell!

Lou said...

Love her!!!!

Stella Nemeth said...

I loved her and what she had to say. Oh, yes!

BizyStitches said...

Love the saying, you did a great job. I'm glad you are in the hop to entertain us.

WoolenSails said...

That is such a fun piece, love it.

Debbie

Sheila said...

I love her ,great saying too,thanks for sharing !

Carin said...

She's great !

Farm Quilter said...

Oh, that girl sits on my shoulder encouraging me to do that way too often!!! She's adorable!!!

LJ said...

What a hoot! Now that's the kind of friend to have in your sewing room. I might have to have a reverse side that would say, "Heavens, you don't need that; you have way too much fabric now!" That way when my hubby comes into the sewing room, he'd think I was working on 'fabric control!'

Di said...

Oooh, haven't we all heard those little urgings! What a clever little project, and I love the wild hair. Great job!

Rosa said...

I love it.She`s adorable!!

Cathy said...

Your creation is just the cutest! I love the point she makes.

Tammy said...

Super xute love the hair and the wording...

legato1958 said...

Totally adorable and fun!!!
I love it!

Susie

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Ha ha ha! This one's a bad influence...can I blame my purchases on her when DH asks?? lol!

Cindy said...

Love it!

Createology said...

Love the confirmation to "buy the bolt". This is the best fun hop. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Gmama Jane said...

She has Attitude!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Emily C said...

Yep, my stash always needs something =)

Junebug613 said...

How fabulously fun! After all, we all could use some enabling from time to time!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

ThreeDStyle said...

Sometimes you do just have to buy the bolt...love it!

carla said...


Hi!!! Love the saying!!! Buy it all!! Love her hair and glasses too!!!

The Slow Quilter said...

Yes, Yes, go buy a bolt. Love what you did.

Debra Lee said...

I love this!

OhioLori said...

Way cool!!! Definitely an encourager! lol

lefuntz said...

I'm glad your choice was #2. It was my favorite. I'm finding my favorite part of this hop is the hair dos. Yours rocks. I need an enabler. Well not really but it would be fun.

Robin said...

She is so great! Your hand stitching looks fabulous!

becky said...

Rule benders are what makes the world ro round Thanks Becky

sandra said...

Super cute,love your words. thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Rule benders rule! Love, love, love it. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie said...

Sew fun! Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

Love it. And your saying is very dangerous!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kris, super cute! Yep you buy it girl!

Diane Swett said...

WHAT a great enabler - you go girl - buy that bolt while you can....

Connie said...

This is so neat and a perfect quote!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

so cool, great work! Thanks for sharing.
Bente

Jean Burke said...

This is awesome! Well done....

PatSloan said...

I agree!! Buy the bolt! This is such a fun hop.. my day is today... http://blog.patsloan.com/2013/02/its-all-about-mmm-me-you-who.html