Sew It – Show it: Say What? Blog Hop

Joan, from Moose Stash Quilting came up with this fun theme! She said, “We have all heard that our quilts speak to us, so just what are they saying?”

There are a zillion quilting memes out there, for example:

  • When life gives you scraps, make quilts
  • I only quilt on days that end in “y”

And here’s a few memes that I found on Google!

But, I didn’t choose any of the above!

I was at a retreat at Over The Rainbow Lodge (on Camano Island, Washington State) a couple of weeks ago and I saw this wall hanging. Of course, I had to buy the panel and quilt it up! I used some of my stash for the border, binding and backing.

“What happens at a Quilt Retreat … Stays at a Quilt Retreat”

While at the retreat, a dear friend of mine had 2 sewing machine covers: one for her computerized machine and one for her featherweight. I thought it was a fantastic idea and that this panel would be perfect for a machine cover.

I decided that it needed a label. I took the “Iron on Quilt Labels” book, found the sewing machine label and pressed the design directly onto the back of this little quilt. Using my “Stained” Sharpie markers, I traced the image and put the information in.

Here is a closeup of the quilting … Baptist fan using the 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ Silly Moon Beanie rulers and a free motion loop-d-loop in the border. Then a loop-d-loop decorative stitch on the binding!

I’m going to a another retreat in May and I’ll be taking this quilt to cover my machine at night!

Other Blog Hoppers

Here’s a list of all the bloggers that are participating in the blog hop!!! Be sure to visit each one – you’ll be amazed at what THEIR quilts say to them!

Monday April 17

Tuesday April 18

Wednesday April 19

Thursday April 20

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

35 thoughts on “Sew It – Show it: Say What? Blog Hop

  1. What a cute/great idea. I think about a cover for my machines but you’ve actually done it. Plus, you choose such a cute thought/idea. Perfect.

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  2. That is such a cute panel and love how you quilted it too. It must be large if you can use it to cover your machine. I never heard of those Stained Sharpie markers before, so off to look those up. Thanks for sharing, Gail.

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    • Sorry, I’m not a home at the moment, so can’t give you the exact link, but if you google “Stained Sharpies” it’ll come up with brushed tip markers … the package has 8 colours. I got mine through Amazon. less than $20 Canadian.

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  3. I loved reading all those fun quilty memes, but your wall hanging says it all! Quilt retreats are so much fun. That panel is just adorable. I’ve never seen the iron on quilt label book…now I have to go on a mission to get one myself. Thanks for sharing that!

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