Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nancy Drew is a Clue Blog Hop

Hey All!! Thanks for dropping by for my day for the Nancy Drew Blog Hop

 


Thanks to Mdm Samm and Carol for giving me a chance to share in this fun hop!

I decided to use some of the wonderful book spines fabric from this line in my project as well as the very popular X Plus block...

This was my inspiration for my project, these are my blocks for my month in the Modern Stash Bee I belong to on Flickr...


 Since I have this block on my brain for March it inspired me to create this mini quilt "X Marks The Spot"


 As you can see, I photographed it on my library card catalog...yes, you read that right, I have an old library card catalog cabinet in my kitchen...had a nook built for it when we built the house actually...

 I copied the silhouette from the book spine so Nancy could search for her clues...lots of x's and spots for her to uncover in this block!!



Thanks for visiting me today and be sure to visit with the others sharing today with me...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013












81 comments:

Chiska said...

It's fantastic! I love that you have an old card catalog in your kitchen. That's so neat.

Thearica said...

That is gorgeous!!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

love it!

Judy B said...

Fantastic! Love how your used the book spines with Nancy searching for clues. Thank you for sharing.

OhioLori said...

AWESOME!!! Love your Nancy Drew!! Reminds me of a Parchessi Board game kinda! :)

Theresa said...

oh this is fabulous, the books look great in this block and so does Nancy!

Vickie said...

I would love to see your whole cabinet !

charlotte said...

Sew cute. I really love it!

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful...what a great block for those fabrics.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Yet another brilliant idea, the design stands out so well. I am hoping to get a Nancy Drew book from the library, next time I'm in town.

Debby said...

Love your projects, but I love your old card catalog file cabinet more! lucky you - beautiful place to put your Nancy Drew mini.

Jenn said...

This is very neat--love the silhouette, it's one of my favorite Nancy Drew icons!

Jenn:)

www.nancydrewsleuth.com

Sandy D said...

Cute and a perfect spot to have it.

patchouli moon studio said...

Perfect block for Nancy Drew. Love the silhouette in the center. Nicely done Kris.

Marla's Crafts said...

That is very different and I like it. Nice job.

Sharon said...

Very nice way to display the fabric...great job.

Tammy said...

Great idea.Great looking quilty projects.

Julia said...

Great job! Love you little quilt, it's darn cute.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic quilt Kris!! It is so very different...love it.

Jeanie said...

X marks the spot! Love the little quilt with Nancy highlighting the center.

Madame Samm said...

Yes to mirror Jeanie's comment...X certainly marks the spot...I adore your mat...and the fact it fits perfectly on your amazing cabinet file...oh my word..how I love that....great find....

Madame Samm said...

love to see the view of the whole cabinet btw

Carol said...

Your mini quilt is beautiful and it looks amazing on your card file! I think we'd all love to have that card file! :O)

Dolores said...

As a librarian, I do like your card catalogue. The mini quilt is so cute.

apple blossom said...

nice cabinet in you kitchen and love your quilt project

Rosa said...

The mini quilt is super cute.Great idea!!

Mimi said...

Well, that's a clever one... x marks the spot... very clever! Out of curiosity... what do you put in all those drawers? I don't see any labels... they can't be filled with recipes! This blog hop has awakened the snoop in me! lol

Linda said...

How smart! I love your mat (and your cabinet!). Great job!

Joyce Carter said...

Great job, Kris.i like the way you added Nancy to the center.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love it! So creative! Congrats on being one of the chosen.

That cabinet sure brings back memories...of looking for ND books at the library. :-)

Just Quilt It said...

This is amazing! Just beautiful, but you would expect something creative from someone with a card catalog in their kitchen! What a beautiful cabinet.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow! I just love it and what a great piece of furniture. Congratulations on being in the top today!

littlelixie said...

This is adorable - and such a lovely storage chest to have!

Domestic Bliss said...

Wow... great job - the book spines cut at an angle, the addition of wordy fabrics, and photographed on a card catalog... perfect!

Patty said...

I really like the X marks the spot. Good job.

Mara said...

The other non Nancy Drew fabric matches it perfectly, a great mini quilt and quilt block.

thepiececorps said...

Fantabulous! Luv it! and the cabinet! B-)

BuggletQuilts said...

Totally love the quilt! The orange really makes Nancy pop. I'm also in love with your library cabint.

Amy said...

Love your x marks the spot block! I really like how you incorporated the books in your block. Just perfect!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your block!

Teresa said...

Oh, I love your mini quilt! I looks awesome!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I must say, your block is fabulous, but that library card cabinet! What a find! Perfect combo!

sandra said...

Love your X block and it looks just perfect on the library catalogue cabinet.

Beth Strand said...

Thanks for sharing...what a great project and great cabinet, too!

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love this block.
Thank you for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project. Love that block

The Slow Quilter said...

Now that is a sluethy block. Love how it turned out and girlfriend, love the card catalog.

Bobbie said...

oh what a fun and functional piece of furniture! Your X really marks the spot of fabulosity! I love how the accent fabric mimics the gray book spine designs!

Kathy H said...

I was enjoying looking at the blocks you had made and thought they were such a nice use for scraps. Then saw your Nancy Drew block and liked that one even more. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Kris, I love your block. Great use of the book spine fabric.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

You're the only other person except me that I've found, so far, to use the X marks the spot concept. I did too. I absolutely love your little quilt. And I also love your card catalog cabinet.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Amazing project and that cabinet is incredible :)

Sewconsult said...

Definitely my favorite for the day! The design & execution is perfect. Love the card catalog. What a great piece of furniture of our past.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Vicki H said...

Love your block, very fitting for the theme of the hop.

Karrie S said...

I love the block! It turned out beautiful. I love the cabinet also :)

Cindy said...

I love the X Plus blocks! What a fun idea to turn one into a nancy mini! :)

Cecilia said...

Great block! I love the way it finished. Thanks for sharing.

jan said...

I really love the X Nancy drew Block! The silhouette was perfect!! Thanks for sharing!!

Ellie said...

I love it! Brings back such good memories ad I love that even though it is Nancy Drew you made her feel grown up a with the coordinating fabrics you chose.

Cathy said...

Fantastic quilt! Nicely done.

Linda J said...

Very nicely done and placed in such a nice setting too. My grandmother used to have something like that in her kitchen but I do not know where they wound up on her passing. All kinds of goodies tucked in there.

Suze said...

You come up with very, very clever ideas and I'm always anxious to see what you have created. The coordinating fabrics really make the quilt pop. It is great that you had a nook built for your library card catalog. What a great project for a Nancy Drew theme. You always wow me and inspire me with your creations.

Linda said...

Hi! It's me again. Congrats on "Most Creative" for the day! You get my vote too.

BizyStitches said...

Oh My Gosh, I love this block. I like how you displayed it. Thanks for the fun.

LJ said...

X marks the spot is really cute - you used the book fabric perfectly. Loved your vintage library furniture, too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kris this is just darling and I am so jealous of your card catalog! blessings, marlene

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

Love your Nancy block! Perfect fit for your library cabinet!

MoeWest said...

That's a great block and a wonderful piece of furniture!

Laura said...

I just love your mini quilt.

Judith said...

Enjoyed your project today! Awesome...Judith, Texas

Corrie said...

You win, that's the cutest ever. A card catalog, now I'm going to have to track down one of those, just kidding. Well done!

Jenny said...

your quilt is lovely and I love the card catalog!

Cliodana said...

awesome! love the card catalog! thank's for sharing

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Beautiful Block! Love what you did with the Nancy Drew Fabric.

Sallie said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Melinda said...

Wow! I love your little quilt and am jealous of your card catalog!

vicki said...

I really like how you did this quilt! So cool looking! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Tricia said...

Oh what happy thoughts this provokes of being at the library thumbing my way through the card catalog. This was a great way to display both your block and cabinet. Thank You for sharing it with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

bee said...

i love this block and am finishing up my own X plus quilt. pairing it with Nancy too - awesome!

Pat V. said...

I love this!