Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What is Your Superpower Stitching Hop - My Day!

Today is my day to show and tell for the What is Your Superpower Stitching Hop...
 
Thanks again to the wonderful Mdm Samm for her inspiration and guidance through all these fun hops this year and thanks to the lovely Pauline for organizing, cheering and making this one a complete success :)


I thought about this one for about 5 seconds before coming up with my entry for this hop...

What is Your Superpower?

Hmmmm.... 

My Superpower is Coloring Outside the Lines!!

Yes, this is where I admit that I have a bit of a lot of trouble following a pattern...I often feel the need to change it up and make it mine...sometimes this results in a wonderful finish...sometimes I end up in a bit of a pickle because I over complicate the project or confuse myself ...but it always results in a finish I can call my own, for the good or bad!


So-
 this was my starting point...

I hand embroidered the words in Perle DMC floss and then got out some lovely 12 weight wool Aurifil thread in complimentary colors to the Kaffe Fassett border print I used...


 Ah...yes...could have stopped here...this looks nice...
 Ahhhh...this is more like it...


So here is my finished flimsy top 12" x 17" with the lines backstitched and hand embroidered in...all scribbly-like...
 
framed

 I decided to frame it to hang alongside my other minis in my sewing room...sorry, not the best pictures...between the wind and snow it has been a poor week for photos but you get the idea.
I have made all of these minis for past Sew We Quilt blog hops other than the "Sew" one with the arrows which was made by Emily aka Emedoodle ,who I was lucky enough to have as a swap partner this year...thanks again for an awesome mini Emily...it looks great with the others :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll take the time to visit these great bloggers I share the day with today...

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16


53 comments:

Theresa said...

I like it and your superpower too. What nice one to have. Lots of freedom outside the lines.

Judy B said...

Perfect Superpower and your outside the lines is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

Outside the lines is the perfect place to be and a superpower, indeed. You have created the perfect wall hanging to show your superpower. I am inspired.

Amy said...

Ahh, you rebel! Coloring outside the lines!!! Beautiful little mini.

jan said...

I LOVE your mini. Outside the lines is a fantastic super power! Thank you for sharing
xo jan

Suze said...

I love someone who colors outside the lines. I am someone who follows the pattern to the letter. So much so that even when I'm convinced there is an error, I'm not brave enough to trust myself that the error is an error. Your superpower mini is adorable and looks wonderful amid your other creations. Thank you for sharing all your creations. I admire your creativity and your courage to do so. Thanks for hopping.

Sharon Joyner Griffith said...

Great way to tell us your super-power....looks wonderful. Enjoy your day.

Anita said...

Gorgeous mini, love it!

Kylie Lloyd said...

I love your mini. Very cute

Marian said...

Sew Sew Cool, I love your mini, fanciful, fun, and whimsical.. I'm sew happy we are sharing the day together.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's a great super power, and your mini quilt is wonderful! And so is your display of mini-quilts...which is a great idea btw.

Shari said...

Sew cute and creative. Love the pencil fabric, and what a perfect idea for a mini. Great grouping of minis...the birds are really cute too!

Jeanie said...

Great super power! I know it can create problems, but it also can open up new, fabulous works of art. Love your little mini and the squiggly lines.... great job!

newsurfiegirl said...

I love it! All those minis look great on the wall.

beaquilter said...

what fun thread art and love your mini quilts

Thearica said...

Your super power is fantastic! Love the way you made the mini quilt!

Mdm Samm said...

ohh my word this is so YOU, right down to the diff't colour stitches and the choice of fabric...which is what makes you so unique. If everyone taste like cherry jello we all would be sick of it wink...

Stephanie Palmer said...

Awesome super power. I bet you are a fun person to be around! Does your super power apply to all the other parts of your life too? We all need a friend who helps us embrace coloring outside the lines of life! And I love your mini and your mini wall!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Kris this is just a darling idea! and I love that you've put your hop minis in your sewing room like that! blessings, marlene

Shirlee Fassell said...

Great superpower!! Love doing your own thing although it does get one in hot water sometimes but the successes are worth it.

MooseStashQuilting said...

Too cute, and I so love your wall of inspiration!

Doris Rice said...

That was a cute idea. I think I color outside the lines too often too. My husband doesn't understand why I just can't follow the original directions. "Why do you have to change something?" When I do follow the directions, I'm not always happy with it either. Oh well.... Nice mini's on the wall too.

Brenda said...


What a great superpower. I share it to some extent, but not to the abandon that you apparently do. Go, go, girl.

Judy said...

Hey, that is a very nice creative miniquilt! What a superbe idea, also to hang it with the other miniquilts in your room, it makes it your wall, full of creative energy!

Carol said...

I love your superpower! That little mini quilt is adorable and so creative. The grouping on your wall is a great idea and something I think I'd love on my wall.

JanesQuilting said...

Oh, I like it...so neat! All your art, mini quilts are very pretty.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Love your mini collection and this new one is so bright and cheerful.

Linda said...

Beautiful little mini! It looks great on your wall!

Lana said...

Isn't that just perfect! So cute and creative!

evelyn said...

Very creative minds like yours make the world a more colorful place. Love the framing fabric too.

Vickie said...

I think Your super power fits lots of us...Your mini is just perfect !

Purl Buttons said...

LOVELY! The first part of that superpower is self-confidence and, a little, I think, bravery. Great super power, cute project.

Linda J said...

And a good superpower it is, Kris! Looks like the perfect choice to showcase it too.

I tend to stick with a pattern somewhat and then only if the process makes sense to me. Like you, sometimes that is good, and other times, LOL, not so much.

Quilt n Queen said...

Kris...very creative and cute to boot!!...luv your wall of inspiration in your sewing room. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us to think outside thelines!! Happy stitching, Pauline

madebymeinred said...

I like it! Lots of drama with the threads and neat to hang your trophies where you can see them.

WhoMom said...

Coloring outside the lines is a wonderful super power. Love that you hung up your mini quilt. The bird mini quilt above it is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.

Pam in IL said...

Some would call coloring outside the lines a fault, but I agree with you -- it's a Great superpower! Love your mini quilt!

Mara said...

Love coloring outside of the lines, pattern, what pattern.

Charlene McCain said...

I tweak tried and true patterns just a tad to make them my own, too. I like a bit of my personality to shine through. Your personality definitely shines brightly in your Super Power mini quilt! Love the colors and the meandering lines.

Janarama said...

Great superpower! Love it.

Patty D from NC said...

Very creative is a super superpower! Love when you put your own spin on things

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is just so neat!!!!

Corrie said...

What a perfect power. That's cool.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Kris, I love your idea! I also loved watching that progression from thread to the yarn. I really like the spools against it as well, too bad they couldn't stay. If I had done one, that would have been my superpower too :)

Gmama Jane said...

SUPER great power to have...the ability to live life OUT of the box, and across the lines...BE YOUR OWN PERSON!! No one quite like Madame Samm to bring that type of creativity in all of us, wouldn't you agree?

Wendy said...

OH MY GOSH Kris!!! I love, love, love your project!!! Truly superb superpower design ... :) I like your collage of minis too ... they are so cute and very happy to look at in one place. Thank you so much for sharing!

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Kris-Love your little mini(s). When I saw your blog, the snow and your reporting of the rapid temperature changes, it reminded me of something my mother used to say. She and Dad were born and raised in the Mid-west and moved to California before I was born. She used to say, "if you don't like the weather in California, wait awhile and it will change!." Well I gues you can say that about many places in the US lately. Thanks for sharing.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a superpower to be proud of! To be able to resist the pressure to be the same as everyone else, you are unique and creative! Love the display of treasures you enjoy looking at every day!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Maybe that's why I like you.....:) Your an outside of the lines kind of gal.

LJ said...

Another great project to add to the wall. Love your superpower - I have a bit of that myself. Sometimes those corners I paint myself into, then need my superpower to kick into gear to get myself out!!

Createology said...

Love how you have honored your SuperPower in this mini quilt. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Soma Acharya said...

That is a wonderful SuperPower to have and this way every project you create is unique!! Well done, Kris!! Love it!

-Soma

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I share the same super power. I can make a mess in every area of the house, and the yard.