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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nancy Drew Blog Hop- Today is WHN's day!

 
Today is the day for WHN's project for the latest blog hop- Nancy Drew!  Moda came out with fabrics based upon this iconic American mystery series and Madame Samm and Carol are our cheerleaders! The list below are the other ladies who took the plunge with WHN today- please visit and see what they have come up with for you!  The only requirement for this was that the Nancy Drew fabric had to be sed in the project, and it has proven so popular that it has become difficult to find- most of us had to resort to the Internet to get it! 
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 

 
 
Chip and Tasha
 Now, I had the pleasure of purchasing my fabric (two charm packs and a layer cake) from Quilt Taffy back in December.  I had envisioned making a quilt along the lines of a Keep Calm and Carry On theme that I had discovered in Fat Quarterly, Issue 10, but grew dissatisfied with the idea last month.  I had loved making the Dresden blocks and a simple quilt like that just felt mundane in comparison. So I took a charm pack (consisting of 42 5" squares of coordinating fabric from the Nancy Drew fabric line) and started sewing and cutting Half Square triangles with the intention of making two sewing machine covers.  After putting the first half together , still did not like what I had decided to make so tried again- Taking the second half of the charm pack, I again cut HSTs and made pinwheel blocks, my very first time trying to make pinwheels. Loved making them so much that I decided to make a quilted cover for one of my binders in my "cave" Made a total of eight pinwheel blocks, and using some navy chintz, cut out the pockets and the trim for the top, and used leftover pink chintz for the inner lining.  I used a freebie pattern that I use to make bible covers and will gladly email the info if you so desire- the pattern cannot be used for the sale of products which is why I did not post it here- So easy that I can usually make six such covers a day!  

The binder cover works best with a binder whose securing mechanism is in the center of the binder and not attached to the back- can't insert the latter type of binder into the cover (I  tried!)

Hope you enjoy what I made!  

Front cover of the binder

Back cover of the binder


My original half square triangles for a sewing machine cover

Photobombed by Snoopy!

The binder in my sewing room

Who is that gorgeous man?


Inside view of the binder cover

Who is this man hiding fromview?

 

47 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your Nancy Drew binder cover! Snoopy is such a ham. Thank you for sharing.

harrispen said...

That looks great! I love what you came up with. Of course that handsome man holding the binder makes it more difficult to concentrate on the quilting! LOL!!!

Cindy

P.S. Hi Geoff!

Jenny said...

Cute project. Great idea!

Theresa said...

oh this is great, it's amazing how many different projects have been thought up to use this great fabric.

Frances said...

Love what you have done with the half squares. Sweet project.

Molly The Wally said...

Clever mum and her nimble fingers. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Lyndsey said...

Hi Agnes, love the binder cover. We can now be binder cover buddies! I love the Nancy Drew fabric but like you kept changing my mind on what to make. Still we both got there in the end.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice job! Thanks for sharing.

Mommarock said...

Love the photo bombing by Snoopy! Okay, well the project is pretty awesome too but compared to Snoopy well, how can you measure up??

Linda said...

I love your binder cover! Great job!

Sharon said...

Agnes great job....the binder cover was a good idea...

Julia said...

Great project! Love those pinwheels.

Thearica said...

Cute idea!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice , Agnes!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute projects and love that you were photo bombed by the dog! Such a cute, sweet face.

Vicki H said...

Sweet project. Great job.

Lovable Lily said...

Way to go Snoopy! Keep on photobombing the blog ~ we always LOVE seeing your face :)

What a nice project. We love the colors.

Geoff is doing a great job of hiding behind your beautiful work. We will be seeing his picture soon in our local Post Office?

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Britt-Inger said...

I love your binder. Thanks for sharing

Linda J said...

Hooray for your binder project and your wonderful photo models both the two and four legged variety, LOL.

Sometimes are visions may not work out quite like we hoped at first but your found one that worked for you. Useful too.

Vickie said...

Snoopy looks like he's wondering where his blankie is ! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us Agnes !

Rebeckah Austin said...

Creative idea!

stellaroselong said...

You are very very talented ...mom is not.
stella rose and mags
p.s. are you still working on our placemats?

Domestic Bliss said...

funny post... thanks for making me laugh
great projects too!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Those are really pretty.

Madame Samm said...

you found the perfect recipe for ND...what a grand idea

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the half triangles on the binder cover, great job.

Just Quilt It said...

Great project. I would love to have the instructions--for my own personal use, of course!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the binder. Would love to get the link as the bible study could use some bible covers.

patchouli moon studio said...

Great idea and fun project.

Amy said...

Very cute project! Your dog made me laugh. What a photo ham!

Gill said...

Great project!
Thank you for sharing!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Blogger isn't playing nice today. Lets try this again. I love your binder cover. Had to laugh at your last photo. There is one of Mark Lipinksi floating on the net that is quite similar. I do love Mark. :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what a great idea!!!

Carol said...

Oooo, love the pinwheels in that pillow! Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

Cindy said...

Nice idea for a binder cover. You had great helpers for your photo shoots! :)

apple blossom said...

nice projects thanks for sharing

Jeanie said...

Love the binder and Snoopy is quite the cutie!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love it. Looks wonderful
Benny & Lily

LJ said...

What a nice addition to your cave. Binders can look so hum-drum, but not yours.

Patty said...

Good job. Love them all.

StitchinByTheLake said...

So cute Agnes! And the binder cover is too. :) blessings, marlene

OhioLori said...

Love the binder cover...& both of your "models" too!!! :)

vicki said...

Like your binder cover. Cute dog, cute man too! lol Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Scrapatches said...

Great idea! Your binder cover looks wonderful! ... :) Pat

BizyStitches said...

Fun projects, fun blog, fun dog, and fun hop, Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

Thank you for sharing your great binder cover with us. I can see how it would be a very useful project in a quilter's room. Snoopy was so cute when he posed for his picture with Nancy.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Karrie S said...

I loved how the binder cover turned out. What a cute doggie! Thanks for sharing with us!