February 18, 2014

SPELL IT WITH FABRIC


My letter is E for EMBROIDERY 
I knew I wanted to incorporate embroidery and a little appliqué with my letter.  What else starts with the letter E?  Eggs of course!  My E features an embroidered momma bird on branches watching over her nest of eggs.  I added a couple of borders to make it fit in a standard frame.  The fabric is from the line Piecemakers which is available now at your local quilt shop!


 Click HERE to download the directions for my embroidered E block. If you just want the plain letter E directions click HERE. For piecing all of the letters together click HERE.

Questions and Answers...
My letter is....   E
What are your initials? KLS 
My favorite quilt block.......... probably the Bear Paw. I love blocks with points.

 
My favorite memory about school.... Christmas vacations!
My favorite book, movie or television show starting with your letter...... Movie - E.T. 

I love quilting because............I love being creative and spending time with my quilting friends.
What if everyday was a holiday?...... Everyday is a holiday in my world!
Is there an object, tool or anything that you cannot work without? Erasers for sure.  I even give them a special place on my desk

 
Do you have a quote or motto you live ( or work) by? Reach for the stars / It is what it is / and my favorite..... Wag more bark less (I've been looking for this bumper sticker forever)
Something I like...... wool pincushions, good movies, a good glass of red wine, a fire in the fireplace, a heated mattress pad in winter, old silver thimbles, huge trees, listening to the waves on the beach, all types of adhesives (tapes and glues - LOVE THEM).

 
Somewhere I have been...... The summer between 4th and 5th grades my family took a 2 month road trip across the U.S.  From Oregon to Rhode Island, Maine to Florida to L.A. and somehow hitting most of the states along the way.  I think my dad drove out of his way just to say we were in another state!  We camped in our tent trailer at KOA campgrounds (Florida in July - not a good idea).  Mom cooked on a camp stove every night. My sisters and I took turns sitting in the middle of the back seat.  I remember we sang songs from musicals like Camelot and Oklahoma during the drives.

Now I have an aversion to long road trips, but I've been to France, Germany, Austria, and Belgium.  A long flight is better than a long car ride in my book!
Somewhere I want to go...... Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England
Someone I know.......... Does this mean someone famous?  hmmmm..... my sister Bonnie (Sullivan - All Through the Night) is kind of famous : )  If I mention Bonnie I need to mention my other sister too.  She taught middle school for 30 years and now volunteers for the Red Cross - pretty cool lady.


The winner of the drawing is Karen in Breezy Point!  Thank you to everyone who left a comment!
Congratulations Karen!



 I'm sharing this day with a couple of great designers I'm lucky enough to call friends.  Make sure to hop over to their blogs too.

Deb Strain -  http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Fig Tree and Co. - http://figtreequilts.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Tomorrow is another day and more letters!
February 19th -
French General - http://frenchgeneral.blogspot.com/
Janet Clare - http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Basic Grey - http://blog.basicgrey.com/






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Hildy said...

Love the embroidery you added to your block.
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Aureas Kitchen said...

The embroidery in your letter looks so elegant and nice..

Thanks

Debbie said...

Your fabrics are beautiful. They sing to me. Can't wait to purchase

littlemissd said...

E the first of the letters I need to make a cushion for my brand new niece Zoe! E is also the first letter of my daughters name. Great choice of letters. I too love your embroidery. Louise xx

Julie said...

This fabric line is on my wish list....Love it !!!! Thanks

Sarapa said...

I love the uniqueness of your block with embroidery. It definitely gives you a more elegant E! Fabrics are luscious too! Thanks for hosting.

ana s. said...

I love your designs. thanks for the additional block.

Gloria said...

Two blocks for the price of one! Thank you.

Sarah F said...

I'm loving the colour palette of Piecemakers and it makes your E block look so timeless - i love the hand embroidery embellishment.

Abi Clarke said...

Love the colours in the fabric!

Busy Quilting Mama said...

Love the design and name of the Piecemakers line. Thank you for sharing.

QuiltLady said...

Love your block especially the embroidery. The Piecemakers line looks great and would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michele K said...

Love the classic colors of piecemakers!

JennyLeeandMe said...

I love "piece maker" fabric, people who are peacemakers and your letter E! The little bird is adorable and fits so well. Thank you for doing the extra work and sharing.

Donna said...

Piecemakers is so pretty.

Joan and Kevin said...

Love your block!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori said...

I love the embroider--the little nest is adorable!

Sunnybec said...

Oh I love the embroidery on your letter, it just adds that extra to it, fabulous idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love that you did a road trip across country as a family - sound wonderful.

Judy said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win some!

Thrity Anthon said...

My favourite block so far!

Linda Cates said...

Love what you did with your block. Your new line is beautiful!

deelish10 said...

Very cool!

Alicia said...

I always am smitten with your work- SO artistic! I just remembered I've got your clip art CDs. I'll have to use them more! One of my favorites of your patterns is the Liberty embroidery with the flag. My customers love it!

Staci said...

The embroidery is such a sweet touch to your letter! Thank you for sharing it!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Love your fabrics. And your "E" is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

gigi said...

Love your fabric!
Gigi

darlene said...

Your fabric line is beautiful. A lovely quilt.

BarbB said...

Love that you chose your sisters for famous people. Very pretty fabric line. Thank you for the opportunity.

Margaret said...

Your new fabric line is just darling.

May Britt said...

I love to combine stitchery and patchwork and your block is so beautiful.

Kathy B. said...

I just purchased two fat quarter bundles of your newest fabric - love the blues and browns! I have so many of your patterns and love each and every one. I am a fan of birds, so I have especially enjoyed stitching those designs. Thank you for your creativity! Your letter E is fabulous - hmmm, maybe a quilt of all the letters of the alphabet with a cute design such as your eggs for E would be a great next project!

Lizziebeth said...

Thanks for adding the embroidery design also, so pretty.

Allison said...

Your embroidered block is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win your lovely fabric!

Janet said...

Love your embroidery patterns (doing 2 of your BOM's right now!) and this fabric line looks great! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

mrsquilt said...

Love your fabric line and that is a fantastic pattern!

Sewing Mom said...

LOVE the embroidery! Not that I have much skill there, but I have tried it! Thank you for a chance to win and thanks for being part of such a lovely hop!

Rosemary Youngs said...

Love your new collection of fabric as well as your embroidered E

Margaret said...

I love the way you used embroidery in your block. Thanks for sharing and for being so inspiring

M.W. said...

Love the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win
Shawn

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for sharing your letter. I love the embroidery.

Nancy E said...

What a great new fabric line! I love the blues in it.

SueJean said...

Love your new fabric line. Beautiful colors. Thank-you for the opportunity to win some of your beautiful fabric.

Monica said...

I love your embroidered letter. Thank you for giving us instructions on how to do it.

b said...

Thanks for participating and for the giveaway!

b.

Ingrid Taylor said...

Thank you for the pattern and for your generosity in the giveaway. I love the colours in your new line piece makers.

Janice said...

Love the colors of your new fabric line! I've been wanting to make a quilt using these colors - thanks for the chance to win!

Diann said...

My family took many long car trips across the country when I was growing up. They were wonderful and horrible, probably mostly horrible because I got car sick!

Sally K said...

Thank you for sharing your embroidery with us. The Piecemakers bundle and pattern would be an "e"xciting prize. Have a wonderful day!

Linda said...

Thanks for the block and the hop. I adore hand embroidery. Lovely.

Southern Gal said...

My son's name is Ethan so I love E! Thanks for the chance.

Wendy said...

I couldn't cope with a long road trip. I have taken some long train trips though, they are great fun - Warsaw to Beijing!

Pat said...

Love your embroidery. Also, love your fabric line. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kay said...

I really like the embroidery you added to your block, this would make a lovely baby gift to put in a nursery. Thank you for sweet giveaway too.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Love the panel! Beautiful blues!!

Patti said...

Love the quilt. Thanks for a chance to win.

Dee said...

I love your embroidery and panels - beautiful as always.

Nancy said...

I love incorporating embroidery with quilting. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Diane H said...

Very 'excellent' your letter 'e'.
Thanks for a chance.

Johanna said...

Love your block! Lots of detail to look at!

Gwen said...

The pattern highlights the colors that I love to work with, living with all men, they don't think much
of the girly colors those are perfect. When time permits I love
to embroider so will have to give
your block.

Doris said...

My favorite thing is to make embroidery quilts. Would love to make the new quilt with the little panels. Thanks for the drawing.

GO STARS! said...

Love your embroidery. My sister and I enjoy adding embroidery to our quilts. Your fabrics are beautiful and I like the quilt design.

Janet said...

Luv you embroidered E! jmh

helen said...

Love tye blue in this pattern

Tracy Kay said...

Lovely fabric and amazing embroidery!

Trish said...

Love the E and the new line. Thanks for sharing!!

Jamsamily said...

I have just started doing embroidery and loving every minute. Its great fun incorporating it on bags and quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jan Baker said...

This is a wonderful blog hop. I have been wanting to put names on my quilts so this is perfect. Now if I just could get my printer to work.

Renee said...

I love the added embroidery as a unique embellishment. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway. Blue and brown combo quilts are my favorite.

Terri McBride said...

Thanks for the great embroidered block I am making this quilt and it is fun to make one of the letters a little bit different. I love your new line of fabric it is just beautiful.

LZ said...

I really like your new panel and was inspired to add embroidery to a project after seeing your E. What a lovely project.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your embroidery!

Maxwells said...

I can not imagine driving across the country with kids!!! We went go from south Louisiana to north Louisiana and I thought that was long! Good for your parents!

Tracy said...

Love the embroidery, just sets off your letter!

Camille Mendel said...

Learning Embroidery techniques is on my to do list this year. Thank you for the chance to win and the inspiration. Great fabric line.

Tanyia said...

thanks so much for the chance, beautiful fabrics.

krisgray said...

The soft blues in your fabric is lovely. Thank you for such a cute pattern.

Nancy in IN said...

Love the embroidery. I love to do.
Thanks for sharing.

Slice of Pi said...

Love that you added the embroidery! Great idea! Thanks for the chance!

Diane Baldwin said...

I love that you added embroidery to your block. I am always adding embroidery to my quilts. It seems even more personal. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Mary Caldwell said...

Love the colors in Piecemakers. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gina S. said...

Love the little bird in the block.

WoolenSails said...

I didn't know Bonnie was your sister, wonder why I love her patterns too. The block looks beautiful in those fabrics, love how it looks with the little nest of eggs.

Debbie

Jodi Connors said...

I love these fabrics. I have just started to embroider, you can bet that I will be doing your "E" with the embroidery. Thanks for the great pattern and such fabulous fabric.

Blessings,
Jodi
mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

Verna A. said...

I love embroidery AND that new fabric line!

~Pam said...

Oh the beautiful embroidery! And I love the colors. Oh I hope I win! Good luck to all.

Pam
E: phunter89@aol.com or
creativeph@gmail.com

Regina said...

I knew you would have a sweet block....Love it!!!

delaineelliott said...

I love your embroidered letter E! Thanks.

LonestarWizzz said...

Loving this shop hop!

Tammy said...

Your block is so lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

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pbs.seams said...

I haven't embroidered for a long time, but I will definitely be doing an embroidered E. Thanks for the gorgeous pattern.

Ramona said...

I love the embroidery on your block and the fabric is perfect.

Renee said...

Love your block, and your fabric! Very pretty....thanks for the giveaway!

KittyAnnArt said...

LOVE your block with applique! And the new fabric line of course, would love to add it to my stash!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love the new fabric line! I have a stitch group at the local quilt shop and this year we are doing Simply Red. There are going to be a lot of fun versions!

Elizabeth said...

I love your E bock, that's my letter also and the embroidery is a sweet accent. Thank you.

Cynthia H said...

Fun! I am getting into embroidery in a major way…..

Virlinda Day said...

Love the embroidery that you added to your block - so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win. I also love your sister's Bertie. Such a talented family.

cocoquilts said...

You are so clever to have combined embroidery with your letter!! Love the embroidery and your new fabric line!! Great job!! Cheers, Colette

Mary said...

Your block is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing about yourself.

EllenB said...

Your fabrics are my favorite colors and patterns. Love your embroidered E,which is my initial, and will make a great little pretty on my quilt room wall.

barefootT said...

love your embroidered E ! thanks for the chance at a giveaway :)

Mary D said...

Love your site. Thanks for all the great answers.
MaryD
www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

Melissa Corry said...

Your embroidery is stunning. I need to learn to have the patience for handwork ;)

Maureeneh said...

I love your embroidered nest in your "E" block

OzarkCajun said...

Love your fabric!!

Melanie said...

Using embroidery to embellish your letter is genius!

Kristin Betts said...

Wow, your embroidery is beautiful! I can think of lots of things I would do with those fabrics :)

Lovecolor said...

Love the blues and browns of Piecemakers! I also love the fact that your mother sews on a Singer 221!

Kim Q said...

I love your pattern and fabrics...they're gorgeous! I'll be looking for them.

Laurel said...

Your block is beautiful. So is your fabric line.

Bethany M said...

Your embroidery is so fabulous! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Jacklynn said...

Love the blue in your new line - thanks for the give away!

Doris Rice said...

The embroidery is lovely personal touch. These letters are so much fun.

Tina said...

I am just getting back into embroidery after a 50 year hiatus and I love, love, love your designs!!! Your "E" with the embroidery is beautiful - Thanks so much for the pattern!!

Teatime Creations said...

Like the extra Embroidery you added to your block. Cute.

Country Girl said...

Blues and browns are two of my many favorite colors. I decorated my bedroom in our get away home in the woods. Your new fabric really sings to me and I will have to get it to make something for my bedroom.

Heartsdesire said...

Love your embroidered block, it's so cute. Love your new fabric collection too!

paulette said...

LOVE your embroidered letter!! Thanks for sharing...and THANKS for the chance to win this VERY generous give away!! Take care!!
Paulette

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Woohoo Kathy -- just LOVE the block - the embroidered birds and leaves are simply stunning -- thanks so much for the giveaway! Karen

Scrapspj said...

Love your letter and fabric. Loving this blog hop!

Dawn Cornell said...

Embroidery is my passion I love the calm it adds to my day

Amy said...

Thanks for the block! Very pretty pattern you've shown at your website!

Stardancer51 said...

Love your block. Your fabric is lovely.

Chrys said...

What pretty colors in your new line! Thanks for the letter "E"!

Dolores said...

Thank you. It was nice getting to know you. My husband and I took our 5 children on long road trips camping in tents. I loved it.

Susan Smith said...

I love to embroider too! My sister taught me how when I was 8. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric--I love your new line!

Sherrill said...

I LOVE your E and the pattern is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

barb said...

i love your fabric! it is so beautiful. since E is your letter, when i see you fabric and blocks i think of easy [you are very precise and clear on your block] enjoyable because we all enjoy your work,e for elegant because your work add a touch of class. keep up the great work. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Cindi P said...

I have one of your patterns just waiting to be my next project. Thanks for the chance to win!

Always In Stitches said...

Love the E. The embroidery adds the perfect touch. The give away pattern is one that has been on my bucket list.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I love the embroidery on this block! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marianne said...

Love the pattern in the giveaway. Lived in Ohio for 8 years and remember all that snow!

Joan said...

Love the fabric line, my colors. You might find your sticker here:
http://www.thedogoutdoors.com

Sherryl said...

Ooh! How kind of you! I'm having so much fun with the blog hop, and your fab giveaway is icing on the cake. Thanks Kathy!
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Nancy said...

I can't wait to start making all these blocks
Thanks for the inspiration

Nanchy

Brenda said...

I remember long summer road trips with 3 in the back seat. We trekked across Texas almost every summer. Rolled down windows were our air conditioner. How did we survive that??? Love your fabric line - and that you love adhesives. I'm partial to office supplies.

Holly Moore said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love your E. Blessings!

Kay said...

What a fun prize to win. I would be thrilled. I know what you mean about long car rides. My Dad was career Air Force, so we made many a long car ride. We just learned to get in the car, find your spot & tried not to pick on each other too much, unless we did it quietly.

pojeda said...

Love the fabric and love the embroidery on your letter E!

Please respond to email:

pojeda50 @ yahoo.com

B. J. Woodlee said...

Your parents must be saints to travel for two months with three little girls in the back seat. Oh boy, the memories.

Susan Stanton said...

You have a beautiful line of fabrics and a lovely quilt.
yoyopattycakes at hotmail.com

Just Sew Sue said...

Love the folksy panels

SueAnn W said...

I've just gotten back to doing some embroidery. I love the letter you've given us Thanks52

Carol Sc said...

Love the story about the long car ride --- I have many memories of sharing the back seat with my younger sister and brother --- and many meals cooked on a campstove!

Cynthia said...

I love your letter with a touch of embroidery :) I'm really looking forward to making this quilt!

Jennifer said...

Love your new fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Tina Virshup said...

I love your elegant design and use of natural colors. Thank you for the chance to win!

Susan said...

I like the embroidery on your block and I like the fabric line too.

Nita said...

Love the special touches on this block :)

Beth Strand said...

This is such fun! Not just the patterns but learning a little about each designer. As for travel, I also did a lot of car trips as a kid and prefer flying. We just went to Ireland and Scotland this last Fall and loved them! I hope you get to see them soon! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

Carol Feye said...

Your colors are so soothing, just love them!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a fun block!!!

marcella said...

Those blues and browns are lovely together. Beautiful new fabric!

Denise Clason said...

I'm having so much fun with the blog hop! Love all of Moda's fabric designers!

April Shae said...

Thanks for hosting. I love learning facts about designers lives!!!

Lee Ann L. said...

Thank you for showcasing your letter!

Julie in WA said...

Boy, I really need to learn how to do embroidery some time. Your letter looks lovely!

Carrie P. said...

WOW! the road trip you took when you were a child sounds like so much fun. I love to camp.
Love your letter.
Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

Juels said...

I really like the colors in this fabric. Thanks!

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing... Love playing along on these hops. I almost feel like the Easter Bunny looking for embellished eggs...
Your fabric is beautiful... Thank you...

Wendy Iris said...

Love your embroidery work. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kurt Schindler said...

Love what you did with the letter "E". Just might have to do that with the initial of my name.

Charlotte

Mary Jean said...

I love the blues in your Piecemakers fabric line. now I need more fabric to add to my collection of your fabrics. I just finished two of your patterns and LOVE them. Thanks for the chance to win your new pattern.

Die Fischerin said...

I love your fabrics too ...

Kathy McDonald said...

You letter block is beautiful with the embroidery and the egg! What a cute idea.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous pattern with your new line of fabric!

LKDrum said...

Love your E embroidered block. Thanks for the giveaway! Lana

Carolina woman said...

Wonderful colors in Piecemakers!

Linda said...

I too love to add embroidery to some blocks!

Mary Truax said...

I've been wanting to make a blue and brown quilt. Your new line is wonderful! I'm really enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for the heads up.

Lesley said...

Such a beautiful block, quilt, and giveaway!

susiefloozie said...

I absolutely love your small monthly wall hangings and now your new table mats. Keep up the good work and thank you!

Liz Rehrauer said...

You are a great sister. I love having sisters, too.

Anthony Milward said...

I must give this embroidery a try !
I do quilts with emnbroidered blocks in them but have never tried this ..

Anthony Milward said...

I must give this embroidery a try !
I do quilts with embroidered blocks in them but have never tried this ..

Linda said...

Hi,love all your projects!
Thanks for sharing!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Tamie said...

I too took a long road trip as a child- only one month though. And we had a drive camper instead of a tent. My memories of this trip were great. Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen said...

I love the embroidery in your block. Thanks so much for the chance at the great giveaway.

Libmousa said...

I want to learn how to embroidery and after looking for a class my mom said, "I know how to do that!" and then I remembered all the jackets and other items she sewed on when I was little. Getting a lesson very soon!

Farm Quilter said...

I have driven across the country from Washington State to Florida 5 times by myself in the last 4 years. I love driving alone - I get to go where I want on my schedule! Popping in to spend a day or two with family and friends...so much fun! I don't mind long plane rides either - South Korea, Australia and this past summer to England with 4 quilting buddies!!! And oh drat, both ways across the Atlantic we got bumped to business class :) Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

Christine said...

Love your E. Also just copied off your monogram pincushion pattern. Thank you. Christine

Jeanne said...

Love your embroidery and fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

Aimee Marshall said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you so much!!!

Miss Jean said...

I really love the blue/brown combination in the pattern!

debra said...

you gave me a hardy laugh this am when i read that you thought your dad drove out of his way just to say we are in another state. Every summer my dad took off and we went on an adventure with the camper you brought back so many memories good ones thank you for the opportunity to win love your fabric and patterns thanks again

Pattie Crum said...

Still not a fan of car rides of any length so I can relate. Lovely embroidery.

JaneB said...

I love to embroider, too, applique, not so much. Thanks for the free patterns and the chance to win!

Mara said...

I love Embroidery!

Mary Wolter said...

Oooh...blues and browns...pick me!

Loris said...

Your embroidered E is lovely! I love those birds and leaves :-)
You can find your 'Wag More Bark Less" bumper sticker on Amazon....stickers or magnets. I love them too.
Thank you for sharing some amazing designs!

DebrafromMD said...

I love the blue and brown combination of colors, and it is one my husband likes too.

ledamewood said...

Great design embellishments. I love embroidery and applique added to any quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rosemary said...

Long driving trips are my thing...even at 76! Something peaceful and relaxing about it. I love embroidery as well. I plan on adding some to this quilt. Love your fabrics always. Thanks!

Polly said...

Love your embroidered E and can't wait to make it. Fingers crossed for some of that yummy fabric!

Sallie said...

Lovely fabrics! Thanks for the great giveaway!

debra said...

i am a big fan of reproduction so the blues and tans are great really talk to me thanks for the chance ton win

Chris said...

Love the embroidery. One of my favorite crafts.

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