Let's just say, I had a bit of difficultly trying to come up with just a few words. I could name off several and then I would go to the sewing machine and not be inspired by any of them. I waited for that bit of inspiration that I was so looking for. Being a week away for the hop, I was getting a bit desperate. Then, I happened to be watching TV, which for me is pretty rare. It was late in the night and the our local news had a special on, in which they were interviewing Joel Osteen. I sat in the dark and listened to the interview. There was a group of words that caught my attention. He said "We all should Bloom where we are planted." I had heard this reference before in a church service, but this definitely sparked an interest in my creative juices. I think that we all could use some words of inspiration in our every day lives. (Or at least I could)
So, this is what I decided to do......
It was my first time using a bias tape maker. (The inexpensive metal kind) I used it for the flower stems and the Bloom letters. I highly recommend trying it out. With a little hand stitch and a good washing, it was to crinkly quilt goodness.
I wanted the flowers to ravel a bit more, so it might have to hit the washing machine one more time.
My favorite is the buzzing bee. I can't wait to hang this on my living room wall for a bit of inspiration. (If my daughter doesn't snipe it)
A very special thanks to Linda of Buzzing and Bumbling and Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for putting together this "In Your Words" blog hop! I had a great time working outside of my comfort zone. Be sure and visit the other blogs below that have some great "Wordy" projects to show you!
Wednesday, January 9
Kathy's Quilts (Kathy W.)
Sunshine Quilting (Martina S.)
Sew Incredibly Crazy (That's me!!)
Quilt Doodle Doodles (Cindy S.)
Doodling in My Mind (Darla R.)
I Like to Quiltblog (Bente)
Michelle's Romantic Tangle (Michelle M.)
Grammie Q's (Charlotte M.)
Dancing Moon (Carla B.)
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter (Laura Ann)
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