I am a quilter. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am Grammie Q...the Grammie who Quilts. I also love to bake, cook and read.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It's All About Me
Time now for another fabulous blog hop cooked up by Madame Samm and cheered on by our wonderful cheerleader, Marlene. This is a fun one, folks. Amy Bradley came up with this fun pattern and we all are going to make it our own. Each one will be similar, yet different and individual.
Here is my lady:
I have to smile whenever I see her. She just cracks me up with her crazy hair and her know-it-all stance. I had to make her dress yellow. Anyone who knows me knows it is my favorite color. Even my car is yellow.
I tried to do the words on top on the machine, but I didn't think it showed up too well, so I ended up hand stitching with embroidery floss. Her glasses are red, because mine are a sort of metallic red. That was my hubby's idea and the shape is more like mine as well. The grey streak in front of her hair is again, just like mine. My hair is also short and kinda crazy.
When I got to the pin cushion, I had this piece of fabric with the little bird and it was just right. I used beads for the pin heads.
The blanket stitch on my machine was new to me. Never used it before. Luckily I started on the dress and got my confidence going. The letters were much harder to do because of all the turns. It actually looks better here in the photo.
I also gave her beads for earrings, since I also were earrings most of the time. I used only fabric and embellishments I had on hand. Then, I decided to make her into a little pillow. I love how it seemed to give her even more personality.
This bright and crazy strip seemed just right for the back.
And here she is again, in all her glory. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Please be sure to go visit all the other blogs and see how everyone else has interpreted this gal. Here is the list of today's blogs: