Friday, June 28, 2013

Stamp On it Blog Hop

Thanks so much to Mdm Samm and Thearica for hosting this fun, creative and inspiring hop...no nets here...we have to make it up as we go...lol!


This is my "stamp"  ... meet my hands, quilting on my Bernina...I used a paper piecing pattern from Ruth B. McDowell's book called When Quilters Gather.  I love this book and would like to make a quilt from the patterns someday.


She advised increasing the size of the pattern significantly from what was in the book but silly me...I decided I would use the pattern as is...a bit challenging actually.  

The paper pieced section is 5 inches by 10 inches.  I turned the edges down on this piece and appliqued it onto a piece of wool felt.  This is a nice sturdy piece of felt you can find at Michelle's shop if you want to do something similar.  I finished up with pinking shears to make the "stampy edges".  



And then, because this is a "stamping hop" I used a rubber stamp to add my Stamp text.  I chose QUILTING FOREVER USA since almost all the stamps I buy these days are FOREVER which, for any international readers who may be unaware, just indicates that I don't have to add additional postage when the rates go up, which seems often, these days.

Thanks for joining me and please be sure to check out all the other Stampers "on" today!

June 28

Robin's Fabric Nest

In The Sewing Basket

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Just Quilt It

AnnieOak Designs

Buzzing and Bumbling

krislovesfabric <--you are here!!

CherrysPrairiePrimitives

Hanging On By A Thread

64 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great Stamp! You are so creative.

jan said...

Very creative and I love the Quilting Forever stamping!

Marianne said...

That's fastastic! I love it. and your rubber stamping is so straight...not sew easy but expertly done.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kris it is just amazing!

Judy B said...

Love your forever stamp! Amazing paper piecing. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Just beautiful, Kris!

Anita said...

An amazing stamp!

Grammasheri said...

Wow...challenging VERY nicely done!

Britt-Inger said...

Your stamp is so cool!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Fishkopp said...

wonderful!

Gill said...

Stunning!

Liz - Moments said...

a stamp all quilters would buy!!
Lovely !

feltfree på Åsly said...

Love your stamp. Great job

charlotte said...

very nice job, kris. i love the colors you chose also.

KaHolly said...

Very clever!! Thanks for mentioning the book. It looks like a 'must have'!

Thearica said...

Fabulous! I did not see the hands at first until I read what you had to say! Great job!

gpc said...

What a beautiful (and complicated looking) stamp!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your stamp is a wonderful, modern take on the theme!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely stamp!

Jeanie said...

Love it so much! Perfect for the sewing room. Did I say that I love it?!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Wow, great job, Kris! Great idea to use pinking shears for the edges!

Madame Samm said...

I am totally all over this ....Kris...very well done...priceless, you will see..

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Clever!! It must have taken lots of time to come up with this one Kris...very nice!

Patty C. said...

Lovely work Kris :)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Very beautiful!!

Little Quilt Shop said...

That is so sweet!! I love paper piecing now too...very great!! Thanks!!

suz said...

adorable - quite a challenge to work with something so small, even paper piecing.

Linda said...

What a beautiful little quilt stamp! You did such a great job on this!!!

apple blossom said...

very nice

Emily C said...

How nice. They should make that one into a real stamp.

The Slow Quilter said...

Paper piece stamp is great.

Sharon said...

Wow this looks wonderful, nice job on the paper piecing.

pinsandneedles said...

Sweet paper piecing! I think I may need that book! Thanks for sharing!

Lou said...

Great stamp!

patchouli moon studio said...

Wonderful stamp. I like the Quilting Forever on your stamp.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Breathtaking! This leaves me speechless

MooseStash Quilting said...

Fabulous, there are no other words that come to mind! I've seen that book, and was on overload looking at all the little pieces, reducing it boggles my mind, but you my dear have done a marvelous job!

Just Quilt It said...

Great work! I love the block--so nice for a "forever" block since quilting will be around that long.

Linda J said...

Wow, you are brave girl to NOT increase the size as that is detailed foundation piecing! WTG, Kris. May Quilting remain Forever even though our postage rates will not.

Carol said...

Stamping "Forever" on your beautiful paper piecing block was a great idea...love the whole thing! Lots of little pieces, but you did an amazing job on it. :O)

tink's mom said...

Love your forever stamp. It so covers quilting. Once hooked you are in it for life.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful job! I love the look of paper piecing. Thanks for the info on the book...looks like a book I would like a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

What a great job you did. Quilting Forever!! Love it!

Nellie Duclos said...

I love the "forever" idea and your great piecing. After talking to a new neighbor from Australia, we are fortunate to have "forever stamps" as she explained that the postage in the US is very expensive. We take a lot of things for granted until we have something else to compare with it and although I've been seeing this on the Internet, it is now "sinking in" that many things cost much more here than they do in other countries. Thanks for sharing.

vicki said...

Love your stamp, great piecing. thanks for sharing.

madebymeinred said...

That should be a REAL stamp--especially for us stitchers. It's the greatest.

W Kruskie said...
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W Kruskie said...

I really like that, you did a stupendous job. Now I have another book to buy too LOL.

Leslie said...

Excellent paper piecing. I'm always impressed with those who do the techniques that I struggle with.

Joanna said...

It took me a minute to see the image in your stamp, but when I did I loved it. Nice idea.

Rose Best said...

Love the yellow and grey together

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, I like the paper piecing idea for a stamp. What a great job you did. I am still working on my paper piecing...so far, not a fan (for me)

Mara said...

So pretty, love the colors.

Patty D from NC said...

great job! The stamping was a nice extra touch. congrats on top 3!

maggie said...

Very nice, and very nice colors. Well done.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

CharlotteT said...

Chris I like the stamp you made.

Julia Plunkett said...

Congrats on being a top pick of the day!! Great job on your project, truly unique. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Very creative both with the block and the tag - just perfect.

Robin Sheaffer said...

WOW, that is just stunning! Congats on being a pick of the day!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Forever...wonderful!

sandra said...

Very creative I love it, thanks for sharing.

BizyStitches said...

wow, there are some tiny pieces in your stamp. I'm not very good at paper piecing but it sure looks nice and glad you shared with us.

Cathy said...

This is great! Very nice.

the girlfriend gap said...

If you can paper piece I am automatically impressed :) It looks really great!! I have yet to learn to paper piece. Just can't make myself do it. It seems complicated but I know it is really not. I love the whole concept of quilting forever. I hope to be doing the same .... quilting forever :). It is a creative process that always ends with love as you share it with someone or use it in your home. Thanks for sharing in the hop along. Congrats for being on top for the day:) Janita