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Quilt As You Go (QAYG) - part 1

November 3rd, 2009

I’ve been to do a Quilt As You Go demo at a quilt retreat this weekend and decided to embellish my little QAYG project with some stitchery.
Cracking the WIP
Natalie of Cinderberry Stitches has some ADORABLE free projects on her blog (check out her sidebar), and I used her Sweet & Spotty Needle Wallet birdie (ie, I only used partial of the drawing for the sake of time).  So cute are Natalie’s drawings I couldn’t make just one.  No… I had to make four and use them for my blocks on my QAYG demo/tutorial in my next post here.
Cracking the WIP

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30 Responses

  1. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    What a beautiful and fun interpretation of Natalie’s design.

  2. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Beautiful Stitching Monica, I love Natalie’s work. Happy wip cracking and have fun!

  3. The fabulous Paula in NH allegedly said:

    I love what you did with Natalie’s drawings! The colors are scrumptious!

  4. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Super duper cute, as usual. Have fun at the retreat.

  5. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Sounds exactly like some crazy way I would go right before I had to leave. OH. like two weeks ago when I made a dress and jacket for our daughters wedding, tried it on and realized it was too big, went to JoAnns three days before the wedding, bought 4 more yards, and started ALL OVER AGAIN. ugh. It’s hard to be us, huh? Try to have fun at the retreat. I gave serious thought to going, but I’ll have more of a life after Dec 1 when a certain little someone can go to daycare. WAHOO!

  6. The fabulous Missy Ann allegedly said:

    So very cute… must not click link…

    What did you use for the coloring? I’ve tried crayons but mine weren’t as dark. Maybe I just need to color harder?

  7. The fabulous kersten allegedly said:

    ha ha ha!!! I am glad I found your blog because I am ALWAYS cracking up! Lovely stitching, cant wait to see the tutorial.

  8. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    You’re so funny! I thought hubby sent me here to check on YOU!

  9. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    Oh so very cute.

  10. The fabulous erin allegedly said:

    ugh! you make me want to learn how to do this!! i love the birds!

  11. The fabulous Simone allegedly said:

    Monica, you are incredible with colors and matchings. Always so inspiring!!!

  12. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    Excellent! You have mastered “getting ready for a trip.” Now, do you have “getting ready for company” down?

    1. Decide to clean house for company coming.
    2. While dusting nightstand in guest bedroom, notice that pillowcases don’t match the wallpaper.
    3. Go to mall to find wallpaper and matching fabric.
    4. Wallpaper guest room. Sew all new bedding to match.
    5. With 90 minutes left, clean entire house for company coming.

  13. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    I’m so happy that you are doing your demo online so I don’t miss anything, afterall…well at least that!! I’m w/you all in spirit, believe me!
    Too hot here yesterday to hand quilt..my lap was sweating..not pretty!!

    Have a blast!

  14. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Those ARE adorable little birdies, and you have used splendid colors, as usual. :) But, no wonder it feels like you’re getting nowhere….you don’t wear boots! And if your flipflops get covered with mud, just hose ‘em off, then you can get back to going full speed ahead!:) Good luck getting it all done in time and have a great time! :)

  15. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    You do make me chuckle :D I so know what you mean time wise. Those birdies are just yum and definitely worth the time lost/used/found ;)

  16. The fabulous Carolyn Parker allegedly said:

    I’m definitely lol. Lucky participants to have you as a ‘teach’.

  17. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    You “can” make your own chex mix…

  18. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    lol, you made FOUR! because you were thinking of xmas presents! Sheesh, do your readers have to remind you of everything! ;0 Of coures, I’m kidding but, they would make nice gifts…

  19. The fabulous deb allegedly said:

    You are one funny lady! the stitchery is beautiful, really… I love it!

  20. The fabulous Mary Ann/Ca allegedly said:

    But that’s always the best time to sneak in one more thing…when you’re out of time! Do it all the time and then chase my tail. I saw on Karen’s blog you were going to teach at the retreat, all I could do was sigh…and sigh again!
    Have fun, glad I’ll be able to see what you’re up too!

  21. The fabulous randi allegedly said:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  22. The fabulous Selena allegedly said:

    okay so you totally made my head spein with all the time travel talk and boots full of mud. I can relate with the boots although I don’t really have a deadline. I just can’t get moving. Love the embroidery.

  23. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    I need to take a class from you. Your embroidery is perfection. Those are some lucky lucky ladies.

  24. The fabulous Wyldhare allegedly said:

    I was just over at her site today, thinking how I really wanted to do something with this design! I love how you blended the colors from the fabric into the embroidery pieces.

    Hope the demo goes great!

  25. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    I always love to see what you are up to…your stitchery is wonderful!

  26. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Adorable once again! Hope your retreat was super-dee-duper fun!
    I have that same Cinderberry pattern printed off and sitting on my craft table for a one-of-these-days project.

  27. The fabulous Laura Fadden allegedly said:

    Thought I would look at your tutorial to see it done once again. I guess I am computer illiterate even more than I thought. How do you get to the tutorial? Dumb me!!!!! Thanks. Had a Super time at the Retreat. You are too funny. Laura

  28. The fabulous Gigi allegedly said:

    What is the color number of the aqua floss?


      It’s 996
      - Monica

  29. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Yes, I was wondering how you color in the birds and flowers. Is it really crayons?!

  30. The fabulous MommaBlogger allegedly said:

    Where did you get the fabric that you used? I can’t seem to find anything similar anywhere, and it’s driving me nuts :)


      The yellow rose fabric is from a Lecien collection from the past (and one of my all time favorite fabric!) - but you might still be able to find it if you google “Lecien Antique Flower 1488-Y”. Lecien has something similar (9927 Y) in their upcoming Flower Sugar line: http://www.lecien.co.jp/en/hobby/flowersugar/index.html - and will be available online here.
      - Monica

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