Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nancy Drew Blog Hop


I've waited for a long time for this blog hop.  The dates were changed, but it was worth the wait.  As a young girl I read many of the Nancy Drew books.  I would take the limit home of three books from the library and read them as fast as I could cover to cover.  I still love a good mystery which led me to the quilt pattern I used.


When I saw this pattern I could not figure out how it was pieced, but I loved it.  After purchasing it I realized that it was much easier than what I thought.  Isn't that is the way a mystery always is, who did it is always right before your eyes, it just takes some clues to figure it out.


I made sure I had all the book fabrics so that the titles can be read.  What fun it was to use this fabric and the pattern together.

I want to thank Madame Samm and Carol for leading us on this blog hop.  Take a few minutes and check out what everyone else has done today with their fabric.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen


Wednesday, March 6, 2013 

109 comments:

Kirsten said...

Love your choice of pattern for these fabrics. Great job! I too read every ND book I could get my hands on while growing up.

Cheers, K

Rebeckah Austin said...

Awesome quilt!

Scrapatches said...

Wonderful pattern choice for these fabrics. Your ND fabric placement against the black is sew striking. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Amy said...

Love the pattern you choose for the fabric. It is adorable!

Judy B said...

What a great quilt! Thank you for sharing Nancy Drew.

Charlie and Wendy said...

The book titles look great in this pattern, love it with the black borders too, the Nancy Drew fabric really pops!

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous. Your quilt is perfect for the fabrics, I like the way the books are laid out, it is for sure my very fave fabric!

Cathy said...

Wow, just a great quilt!

Pat V. said...

This is a great way to use these fabrics!

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh my word for today will be 'AWESOME" Ok, between you and Carol, I am saying it right now...love your quilts...I want them all lol love the design, the dark background...absolutely amazing...no really what a gorgeous design....you placed each piece perfectly...and I figured it out....wink..

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What a beautiful quilt and the black background really makes the Nancy Drew prints pop!

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is so wonderful. I love it, even if I haven´t heard anything about Nancy Drew until this blog hop, i think you have really found a wonderful way to use the fabric, telling the world about Nancy Drew.
I am from Sweden and I don´t think there are any books translated to Swedish. I have always read books even as a young girl, we have Pippy Longstocking and the translated Kitty books.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful work

Judith said...

Sweet Quilt! Love how your fabric layed out perfect. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Nati said...

Very cute, thanks forsharing!

charlotte said...

Very nice job. It looks great.

Sowing Stitches said...

Great Job! Your quilt would be a delightful addition for everyones favorite reading spot! Looks so cozy!

Busy Quilting Mama said...

I like this quilt with the black background. It really makes the other fabrics pop.

Cindy said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Chiska said...

It's darling! I grew up consuming Nancy Drew. This really brings that back.

Thearica said...

I have seen this pattern around and also wondered how it was pieced. I think you did a fabulous job!

Sharon said...

Your quilt is awesome....bright and colorful.

Jeanie said...

You made a perfect choice of the pattern for this fabric. I love it!

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the qilt. Very nice.

Theresa said...

Fabulous Kristen, what a great pattern to show off all of the fabrics.

Patty D from NC said...

Super quilt! great project.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fabulous quilt....love it!

Rosa said...

I`ve never read any of these books and hope to buy one.Your quilt is awesome.Thanks for sharing!!

tink's mom said...

What a great pattern. I have a bunch of ND fabric left over and this may be the way to go with it.Thanks for sharing and you did a terrific job of showcasing the fabrics.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Super cute quilt! Looks perfect for cuddling under while reading a good mystery!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Fabulous quilt- just the right size for snugglihng under for a good read! This is fabulous!

Carol Swift said...

Oooo, a mystery quilt pattern solved...love it! You did a great job on that quilt! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

The layout you choose is perfect for this fabric line - great job on a great quilt!

Vicki H said...

Great quilt. Love the pattern.

Tammy said...

Great quilt. This is gonna be another really fun hop. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fabulous quilt, it's a great match to the fabric.

Colette LeFever said...

Another great quilt! Love how it turned out

Yvonne Hamilton said...

Love your quilt! What is the name of that pattern??

Needled Mom said...

That is a great pattern to showcase the wonderful prints. Terrific job!

Mary said...

Great job on your quilt. Good idea about using the book titles.

Rilene said...

A great pattern for the Nancy Drew fabrics! Love it!

Patty said...

I,too, read every Nancy Drew book I could find, which led to the Hardy Boys. Love your quilt.The black makes the books stand out.

Cecilia said...

You chose a great pattern for the fabric. They work so well together. Thanks for sharing.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

So stunning with the black sashing - absolutely love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

apple blossom said...

this is a fun blog hop

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Laura said...

I love how you fussy cut the fabric to fit so well in this quilt pattern. It is wonderful!

JanesQuilting said...

Sweet quilt, and fussy cutting the pieces made it perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Great quilt - I love the design too!
Thanks for sharing!

sandra said...

Great pattern choice for these fabrics it show cases them wonderfully. Love the quilt, thanks for sharing.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Ohhhh I love it. I have a pattern quite similar to that saved for a future project. I never thought of Nancy Drew fabrics. What a perfect idea!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is really pretty! The black sets off those wonderful colors perfectly. blessings, marlene

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow! I just love it. Love the way the black makes the blocks pop!

barb said...

What a great quilt to snuggle under while reading a good book babscorbitt@gmail.com

thepiececorps said...

I love how your quilt looks a little "maze-ish"! B-)

patchouli moon studio said...

Looks beautiful with the black fabric to pop those colors of the quilt.

Michelle said...

That looks great -- I love the way it makes the fabrics stand out!

Beth Strand said...

What a lovely use of the fabric and what a funny coincidence...I'm quilting that same pattern for a friend!

Emily C said...

3 books? wow. When i was little it was a limit of 3 with the same code, but something 2-3 dozen if they didn't. I always brought home close to the limit and 3 weeks was plenty of time =). Love your quilt btw.

Annette Schultz said...

what a cozy quilt ...it looks woven ...great job and thanks for sharing with us today
in stitches

OhioLori said...

Love your quilt!!! Loooove Nancy Drew!! (was addicted to her books when I was in school!)

Nellie Duclos said...

Kristin- Your Nancy Drew quilt is "fan-tabulous!" Thanks for sharing.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Wow such a nice quilt. Its looking great

The Slow Quilter said...

That is such a wonderful pattern, the colors just pop on that. Great quilt. You have done Nancy her due.

Rachel said...

That pattern works very well with the fabric. Somehow the whole thing reminds me of a mystery. Very nice!

Jennet (Feathered Nest Studio) said...

Beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

Love your pattern.

Gmama Jane said...

Like, Love, Adore!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Bobbie said...

oh wow I love that pattern and the black really makes the Nancy Drew Fabric just POP! Great Job!

KatheG said...

Cute-cute-cute. Love your quilt.

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice quilt and love that fabric in that pattern esp. with the black, excellent choice! Jane

Quilter Kathy said...

It's awesome Kristen! Love it!

Marcy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. What a wonderful new family heirloom.

Jenn said...

This is a very modern look that's visually striking, nice job!

Jenn:)

Corrie said...

Kristen, it's wonderful! Looks great with the black.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

That is an awesome quilt. Love the pattern. The colors really pop. Thanks for sharing.

BizyStitches said...

love the quilt and love the layout too.

Joy said...

That is an adorable quilt!

Beverly said...

I love your quilt!!!! The colors are just gorgeous!

Just Quilt It said...

Great quilt! I think the pattern was a great choice for this fabric also. I also loved Nancy Drew books when I was growing up!

Mommarock said...

It is wonderful!!

Denise Russell said...

Awesome quilt! You must have had a lot of fun making it!

Mimi said...

Those colours really pop with this pattern!! Wow!

Linda said...

What a great pattern for this fabric, Kristen! Great job!

Julie in WA said...

I've used this pattern to showcase favorite fabrics; it is perfect for this theme fabric, for you can truly appreciate each piece!

Lyn said...

Thanks so much really enjoyed your quilt! Thanks for sharing.

MaryBeth said...

What a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Mara said...

looks great, I am just loving the book titles.

Anita said...

Love your quilt. I really like the use of the bookends as well as your choice of colors.

This Dog's Mom said...

Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring quilt! I love what you did with the book titles.

LJ said...

Very cute and the black makes the Nancy Drew fabrics pop! Love it.

Cindy said...

Great job on the quilt!

Jenny said...

love your quilt. Great pattern!

Soma Acharya said...

Love the quilt!!

Suze said...

A great quilt. I loved Nancy Drew as a girl, too. I got some books one year for Christmas and was limited to one a day so they had a chance to last through the holidays before returning to school. The pattern you chose is interesting and I'm glad it was such fun. Thanks for participating.

Cliodana said...

this quilt is georgous, love the black stashing!
thank's for sharing and have fun on the hop

krislovesfabric said...

Love this quilt, nice work!!

Linda J said...

You did a great job on this, Kristen! The black sets off the primary colors in the Nancy Drew project very well, letting the eye rest on the book titles. Makes the other fun fabrics pop too! Thanks for sharing your project.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Absolutely stunning, this style of Quilt is on my to do list.

Domestic Bliss said...

Wow... that black fabric really makes the awesome Nancy Drew prints stand out... very nice job!

Brenda said...

The quilt is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Love, love, love your quilt.

Kathy H said...

I love this quilt. the black sets off all those colors and prints beautifully.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

That's a great pattern to use for this fabric. Hope it sees many hours of cuddling and reading.

Sallie said...

Great choice! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Lovely quilt!

Karrie S said...

The quilt is awesome! I love it!

Tricia said...

Now that is a quilt i could really cuddle up with while reading my current mystery book. I too was a huge Nancy fan & still enjoy reading even though I'm 40+. That black fabric sure causes the prints to really pop!

Sincerely,
Tricia

Texas JennyWren said...

Kirstin, your quilt is lovely. What is the name of the pattern you used please? It certainly does look like a mystery on how to piece it!!
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Texas JennyWren said...

Kerstin, your quilt is lovely. What is the name of the pattern you used please? It certainly does look like a mystery on how to piece it!!
txjennywren.blogspot.com

Texas JennyWren said...

Kristin, your quilt is lovely. What is the name of the pattern you used please? It certainly does look like a mystery on how to piece it!!
txjennywren.blogspot.com