Today is my day on the Nancy drew blog hop. Thanks to Madame Samm for organising the hop and to Carol from Just let me quilt for being our cheer leader.
If you had asked me when I was growing up who Nancy Drew was I would have had to admit I didn't know. Eventually Nancy Drew was shown on British television when my daughters were children and at last I found out what all the fuss was about. It is always fun to have a girl taking the lead in solving mysteries. Since then I have read several of the Nancy Drew books and found them enjoyable. Here in the UK we had the Famous Five written by Enid Blyton although the characters were younger and only four were human. The fifth was Timmy the dog.
Anyway the daughter of one of my friends loved the Nancy Drew stories and when I said I was going to take part in this hop asked if I would make a quilt for her daughter to snuggle under when reading. She's too young to enjoy Nancy Drew yet but the books are all lined up in the bookcase for when she is older.
I wanted to keep the quilt simple to make and decided on Irish chain. So I bought a charm pack which I cut into 21/2 inch squares.
On the white squares I stitched question marks and on two the words 'is this a clue?'
The question marks are machine appliquéd using buttonhole stitch. I had originally planned to use some fabric from my stash as the border but my friend's daughter decided she wanted the red magnifying glass instead. I thought it had been difficult to find the Nancy Drew fabric in the first place eventually resorting to buying online from America. It has been very difficult to get the red magnifying glass fabric but that is now ordered, again from abroad. It should have been here on Saturday but still has not arrived and so my quilt is still waiting to be finished. Here is the top so far.
I love this fabric, its so bright and cheerful. By the time the borders are added the quilt will be very cheerful for a young girl. I'm hoping the fabric will arrive this week so I can get it finished.
Now why don't you visit the other places on today's hop.Here is the schedule. There's sure to be lots of fun things to see.
Sew Many Yarns (you are here)
Enjoy the hop and I hope you have some time today for sewing.