Friday, March 22, 2013

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop

Here we go again people!!!  Another fun hop that I managed to wriggle my way into...

 Sew we quilt


Thanks go to Mdm Samm and Jane for hosting and cheer-leading this stitching party and for providing such fun patterns from these designers... Debbie, Cyndi, and Mdm Samm.

Thanks also to Colonial Needle for being such a generous sponsor!

I am a big fan of the outline backstitch so I chose to make a redwork stitchery from one of the cute patterns that Mdm Samm designed and provided...a wee bitty girl...I took the pattern and reduced it down to 5 inches...


And I added her to a friendship bag.


 I quilted the bag with straight stitches...


Here she sits on my candy scale - I'm guessing that's chocolate she has behind her back!!  But knowing the designer as we do, I suppose it's more likely a cup of coffee?

I used this free pattern and tutorial from Rachel Griffith at  her ps i quilt blog to make the bag. It went together quickly and with no fuss, I really liked the boxy corners :)

I added an inch to the height of the bag and scaled down the stitchery pattern to 5 inches tall to fit in the panel space.  

She is now a friendship bag that I gave to my friend Cheryl as a pick me up after having pneumonia...I may or may not have stuffed it with fabric...just sayin'...

Now, I have been remiss in having a giveaway the last several hops but I have a small one for this hop if you would like.  We are still in the 20's and seeing the occasional (snow) flake so Spring fabric seems a good choice...  No hoops to jump - just comment below and I will do a random drawing on the last day of the hop March 29th for a Moda Spring Meadow charm pack.  No reply bloggers please list your email to be eligible!!
 

Please be sure to visit the others on this day of the hop! And find all the others on the rest of the scheduled days at Sew We Quilt or Jane's Fabrics and Quilts

FRIDAY March 22nd
 
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111 comments:

Theresa said...

Lovely redwork and a very sweet bag! If that's chocolate behind her back she probably will be hard to convince she should share, lol.

Judy B said...

Love your little redwork tot! I vote for the chocolate, lol! Thank you for sharing.

Tracee Perry said...

Totally cute.

Lavonna ZWB said...

What an adorable bag. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Amy said...

Your little bag is too sweet! Lovely work!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Sweet little bag! I love red and white too. :-)

Patty C. said...

Your bag is too cute! (So nice of you to have a giveaway- count me in :)

Jenny said...

cute bag! The red is so bright and cheerful

Cherise said...

Love your bag! Great stitching! Thanks for sharing! Have a Happy Day! :)

karamino said...

Love the bag, stitching and fabric that you choosed! Thanks for sharing)

Christine M said...

Your little bag is so sweet.

Sue said...

I'm loving your little girl and the bag she is on! I, too, am betting that it is coffee she is hiding behind her back...you know how Madame Samm is!!!!!

Sharon said...

You did a beautiful job she is adorable...love it on your bag.

AnitaS said...

The bag is so cute. I like to have such a present.

charlotte said...

Cute little bag Kris. I do love red work.

Linda Coleman said...

that is such a cute little bag and making the wee one so small as well, great work

Fiesta said...

I love your cute bag. It would be perfect for taking little projects . Thanks for the chance.

Cathy said...

I am a huge fan of redwork and I love your Friendship bag! That`s a beautiful thought.Thank you for sharing the link for the bag pattern and the Giveaway!

Cindy said...

Your bag is adorable! Thank you for the chance to win such a sweet giveaway!

Marla's Crafts said...

Very cute bag. She was my favorite to do also. Thanks for having a give away.

Sowing Stitches said...

Kris,
YES! She is perfect as a "Candy Bag"! I can imagine the cute little tote filled with jellybeans and chocolate eggs! :) Thinking and dreaming of Spring here too....since the first day of Spring on Wednesday...out temperatures have taken a skydive, winter just doesn't seem to want to leave this year! Thanks for sharing! Beulah

vicki said...

Very cute bag. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Jeanie said...

Your redwork tot bag is really cute! Your friend will feel so much better, just knowing how much you care about her to make such a sweet gift! Thanks for the giveaway! Oh...it's still cold here in Indiana with snow expected.....but spring weather can't be far behind!

Sheila said...

I love your little friendship bag , the cute stitchery really makes it special and I am sure your friend was very pleased . We are currently having a blizzard so Mother Nature needs to look at the calendar;-)

Martina said...

Such a sweet bag! Love it very much!

Linda said...

Your little girl and the bag she's on are adorable! Great job!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Your little bag with stitching is so cute. Thanks for sharing. Nice giveaway - we had a bit of snow earlier and now rain! So much for spring!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Samm's wee girl looks great in redwork and what a great a idea, friendship bags !! I like to stitch and sometimes never know what to do with some of the pieces. Great idea and compliments your beautiful stitching ! Have a great day !

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Love the little bag. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

What an adorable little bag! Red work is always such a winner! I'm sure your friend was thrilled to get her great gift!

Pat said...

Love your little bag, very cute :0)

Pauline G said...

Love the little red bag !

Heather said...

I loved your bag, so cheerful!

Dee said...

That is the sweetest little girl - I love her in red. Love the bag:)

Carrie P. said...

your bag is so sweet and what a nice gift it makes. thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

Love your little bag - so bright & happy. Thanks for sharing.

Quiltsmiles said...

How sweet that bag! Jane

Linda J said...

Your wee tot looks wonderful all in red with the complimentary fabric bag. I bet your pal was happy to see a little pick me up when she was under the weather. (Lovely charm pack you are giving away too)

Carol said...

I love redwork and using it on your wee tot is just too cute! The bag is a great idea...not too big and perfect for a small pick-me-up gift that may or may not be filled with fabric. :O)

Shelley said...

Such a cute idea! Your little tote is lovely :)

Linda in PA said...

Your bag is really sweet. Thanks for the giveaway.

Madame Samm said...

ok first is that scale in your kitchen...lol love it...and your wee tot of course she has coffee behind her a box of k cups for her weekly brew lol She looks lovely in red on her wee bag...lovely lovely indeed.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Kris.....your little friendhsip bag is too cute with that little lady on it. very nice.

Brenda said...

How sweet you the little girl looks on you small bag! What a great idea. And YES I would love to win the charm square if my name gets picked. I also need some spring still looking at the snow outside the window and trying to decide where I can take pictures for my day of the hop.

Just Quilt It said...

Your little girl is darling. I love this pattern, and your bag is so cute--a great pick-me-up for a sick friend. This is a great give-away--cold still in Illinois, and some spring fabric certainly warms things up.

Diann said...

Your little girl is sweet and what a sweet thing for you to do for a friend.

Patty D from NC said...

Very nice little bag = I like the fact you did her all in red!

patchouli moon studio said...

She makes a cute little bag.

Rosa said...

Pretty nice little bag.Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Adorable bag. The little girl is perfect with the red fabric you chose. Thank you for sharing.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

She is just so cute! Love it.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the redwork bag. She is so cute. hanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Teresa said...

Love that little girl! That has been one of my favorite designs so far. That and the chair. LOL You made such a cute bag. I know your friend loved it!

Pauline said...

Cute, cute, cute, it's a darling little bag!A great stitchery, and eh... chocolates or coffee... it can be both, they tasted great together! thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

I love that little design and you did a beutiful job on the tote.

Beverly said...

I love your red bag. You such a good job on your stitching. I love the bag idea and know two sweet little girls who will be getting bags similar. Great idea!

Coffee Break Whatever said...

I am SOOOO ready for spring and those colors are wonderfully energetic for a spring quilt. Seeing your pouch has also made me want to start making some myself! I have 4 grand daughters..they all need a tote...back to my sewing room I go! Thanks!

slacker said...

Yay! for spring!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kris, 5 inches! That is just too darling. I love it, coffee behind her back! LOL! It is wonderful, that you for playing.

CaliQuilter said...

Your little bag is darling!

Loralynn said...

What a sweet bag for your friend! It's charming!

Vicki H said...

Your little bag is just too cute.

Linda said...

LOVELY GIVEAWAY!
I REALLY LIKE YOUR BAG TOO!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Gmama Jane said...

The bag is Oh so cute and Love your nice Give-away!!
Gmama Jane

lefuntz said...

Very cute! I think she is saying the bag was stuffed with fabric but she wanted some too! She has a strip to tie in her hair. I like your coffee theory as well!

apple blossom said...

very cute bag and love the springy fabric giveaway thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Jan aka StampQn said...

Such a cute additiona to the friendship bag. Jan stampqn@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

That bag is so cute, I would love to make a few of them for gift bags. And I am definitely looking forward to seeing some spring colors. Had snow here in Pa. again, even though it was really bright out.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love the red work!
Thank you for sharing!

Sallie said...

What a cute bag and great giveaway! Thanks!

Lou said...

70's here in Texas so I think Spring is here. Now if it stays is another matter:) Even saw Bluebonnets and Poppies today:)
The bag is a cutie!
Thanks!

carla said...

Hi!!! I love the redwork little girl!!!! Great bag!!! Lucky friend!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Tammy said...

Love your lil redwork girl and bag. You did a fabulous job. I know your friend has got too really love this gift. That fabric screams spring ..Very pretty. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Emily C said...

Love the pretty bag. I bet she's hiding chocolate too =)

Cathi said...

Your little redwork girl is wonderful! What a lovely gift for your friend!

Robin said...

Great little bag! That will pick your friend right up!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

That is so cute!! I love that little girl and in red!! Beautiful... Thank you for the chance to win the give away..We all need a little spring after all the snow.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Such a sweet bag (pun intended)! :) blessings, marlene

lauraluvsloons said...

Great little bag. I'll have to check out the tut. We had 14" of snow on Tuesday so a glimpse of some spring fabric is appreciated.

Charlotte Thompson said...

Kris that little bag of yours is adorable! Sure want to be in the drawing.

Jaime said...

Thanks for the giveaway... Love the bag too!!

LJ said...

I'm sure your friend was specially pleased to get your lovely hand stitched bag. Madame's "Sweetie" does look like she's got something behind her back. Coffee?? Candy?? I'm thinking...a few more fat quarters or a yard or two of fabric... :)

madebymeinred said...

Kris loves fabric and embroidery too! Cute, cute bag.

Lisa said...

Oh such a beautiful little bag you did such an excellent job on it! Love it!

Anda W said...

You have wonderful talent, I love combining embroidery and sewing/quilting! awolk at rogers dot com

Lorene Holbrook said...

cute, cute, cute bag! thanks for the chance.

hueisei said...

Lovely little bag! :D

Britt-Inger said...

Your bag is so cute. Thanks for sharing

pinsandneedles said...

Madame Samm's girls are just so cute...perfect for your little bag. Thanks for sharing.

Barb66 said...

Your bag is so cute, red and white is my favorite color combination. Thanks for the give a way.

Robin T said...

Thank you for sharing the cute embroidered bag!

Robin T said...

Thank you for sharing the cute embroidered bag!

barb said...

Shoot, i thought you were giving away the bag!! Lol i hope your friend knows how much we envy her! You did a great job. I love the charm pack you are giving away. Keep up the great work. Did you use turkey red floss? babscorbitt@gmail.com

Sewgirl said...

I'm sorry for your cold weather. Here it is about 70 today in No. Calif. And just beautiful...I've already been out and swam for an hour...Your bag and little girl are just delightful. Nice job!

Kristen King said...

What a great bag!!! :)

Quilt n Queen said...

Kris, your sweet little girl is just darling on the friendship bag...what a great idea to stuff a little fabric and gift it...sEw clever of you. Thanks for sharing!! Think SPRING!! Happy stitching, Pauline

nicolesender said...

The wee bitty girl is so sweet. The friendship bag is a great gift.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

gtcoursey said...

Thanks for sharing your cute little bag. The more I keep looking at these blogs the more I'm thinking I'm gonna have to pull out my embroidery. :)

Creative Lady said...

love the little friendship bag. I went love the tutorial at stitch me up blog. Thanks, it is just the pattern I like to add to my gifty things - great ideas and the redwork of the little girl is lovley. thank you for the giveaway. dianeswett7441@msn.com

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Sweet little friendship bag. Lovely stitching. Thanks for the link.

Janet said...

The little girl looks so cute on your bag. What a "friendly" gift for your friend!

KatieQ said...

Adding the redwork to the little bag is a great idea. I am longing for spring. We had snow flurries today. Luckily, no accumulation.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Adorable Kris! You can fill mine with M&Ms....giggle. Just kiddin' I'm afraid I had my share already. Mick is keeping chocolate out of the house.

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OhioLori said...

Looooove your Friendship Bag!! Lil' girl is sooooo adorable!! You did an Awesome job!!


Yep... been snowy here too...blah!! WHERE is Spring?? lol (think Winter & Spring are arguing...Winter thinks it's winnin'...but WE know Spring will win!! Yay Spring!!!!)

WAZOO! Quilting said...

The hexies are wonderful! I will throw away the pull out cards from magazines and gladly switch to plastic. Yippee!
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Abbigail said...

Love your hand work! great job!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Rita E in AZ said...

What a pretty bundle of charms and your fussy cuts are adorable.
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

Just Sew Sue said...

I'm guessing that's an empty chocolate wrapper behind her back. :)

Mara said...

Cute little tot friendship bag, thanks for the hexie update, I am off to check out Janes after typing this, I love hexagons!

barbara woods said...

Love your bag, thanks