Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Get A Clue Blog Hop

Get a Clue!  Get a clue and have fun with it!
 
 
Thanks go out to Carol, the host of this great Nancy Drew hop, and to Madame Samm, the Queen of Blog Hops!
 
Didn't we all just love the Nancy Drew mystery series?  As usual, I wasn't going to join another blog hop quite so soon.... but who could resist the new Moda fabric line featuring our heroine, Nancy Drew!?  Well, not me.
 
I enjoyed reading the Nancy Drew mysteries as a child, along with the Hardy Boys mysteries.  Having an older brother meant there were Hardy Boys books readily available and a gal loves a mystery with a happy ending, whether the guys or the girl solves the mystery. 
 
To refresh my memory of Nancy Drew, I picked up one of the ND books at the Goodwill store for $.25.... a great bargain.  I also downloaded (uploaded?) a couple for my ereader from the library.  It was such fun to read them again.  I had forgotten how how different the language was..... how courteous and polite it was.... how formal it was..... and that Nancy Drew was very often seen in white gloves!  Just another era that has sadly slipped away.
 
 
 
So here's my little hanging.  As you can see, I didn't have a clue as to what to make.  A question mark just kept coming to my mind and I decided to just use that as my focal point.

 
 
 
You can't see the quilting very well, but I just went around each book, making them stand out a bit, just like a real stack of books. 

 
 
I have to apologize for making such a simple little project.  After seeing the AMAZING projects done by the other bloggers, mine is quite humble.  Time got away from me and I had to settle on one project.  I have an untouched layer cake of  Nancy Drew fabric that will become a quilt someday.  I really love the entire fabric line and want to use all of the designs in one quilt.

 
 Here's the line up of the bloggers joining me today on this hop.  Give each one of them a visit and get even more clues!  Thanks for hopping with me today!

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71 comments:

  1. Gracie, I think ? is what kept coming to my mind too. I like your hanging VERY much ! Good job Girl !

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  2. "Simply". Beautiful! I love it. That would make a great pillow design also.

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  3. Love how you did the books and the ? mark on your Nancy Drew table top stand! Thank you for sharing your creation.

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  4. What a fun little project! I think it's just adorable and I love your "?"

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  5. Oh my, my hanger sits empty while I am away. Love your ? make and the outline of the books. Thanks for sharing ...Judith, Texas

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  6. I really like how you just focused on the book fabric. The quilting really makes them stand out. Nice!

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  7. oh my goodness, such a cute little quilt! I love the addition of the question mark!

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  8. Love the pile of books and your fantastic question mark. You'll have such fun with your layer cake when you get some more time, this fabric has been such a lot of fun to play with.

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  9. Your mini quilt is lovely, bright and eye catching. There have been so many good ideas on the hop, not just for ND fabric..

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  10. I like the book spine fabric you used--neat to see that! One of my favorites of this fabric line.

    Jenn:)

    www.nancydrewsleuth.com

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! I may have to buy more of the book fabric to make borders on my ND quilt (whenever I get around to making it)! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. I love your "humble" project. It is sew cute. And the ? is perfect because I am always asking what to sew or read next.

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  12. Your humble project is very cute. Nice job.

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  13. I find that often, simple is best! That's true here. I do like your 'simple' piece.

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  14. I love how the books stand out looking like real books. They really do!

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  15. Super cute hanging. The books really do look real.

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  16. Another cute project - my daughter who is a librarian would love this! blessings, marlene

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  17. Your "simple little project" is really great! It doesn't have to be complex to get to the point! Great job!

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  18. Cute little hanging! I have to agree that there have been some amazing projects for this blog hop and it doesn't have to be complex to be amazing!

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  19. Very cute quilt and I think the ? is a great idea.

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  20. beautiful love the fabric you pic!

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  21. This is perfect. And I was so glad someone mentioned the Hardy Boys.

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  22. Oh, the question mark says it all! What book to read? What mystery to solve? Cute project!

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  23. This is great- love the question m ark!

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  24. Cute wall hanging. The books do stand out.

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  25. :)Love your quilting around the book spines!!!

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  26. That question mark is so fun! I very much enjoy your small project, mine is a bit of a test block mini too!

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  27. Ohhh my word Jeanie...never ever do you make apologies for your project...it was perfectly done and very unique....and I love that you noted how polite ND writing was....which possibly why I so enjoy them to this day....going to finishing school and boarding school well that was the era that girls really acted, looked, talked like sweet girls....lol

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  28. I love your project It is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  29. You need not apologize for the simplicity of your piece as it is perfect. The question mark is an inspired touch. The quilting really DOES make the book titles more dimensional!

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  30. I think your project is neat and fun, so thanks for sharing.

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  31. Such a beautiful project.thanks for sharing!

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  32. Cute project, and great idea to quilt so that the books look more 3D!

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  33. Simple, but very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. That is a nice little quilt hanging, simple and cute.

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  35. That is so not "simple"! I love your table topper and that question mark is just too cute. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  36. I think your mini is superb :)Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Awesome table topper! Love how the stitching makes the books look real. (I'm taking my speaker hiders off and doing that!)
    Thanks for sharing and congrats on being one of the chosen!

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  38. Awesome table topper! Love how the stitching makes the books look real. (I'm taking my speaker hiders off and doing that!)
    Thanks for sharing and congrats on being one of the chosen!

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  39. Awesome table topper! Love how the stitching makes the books look real. (I'm taking my speaker hiders off and doing that!)
    Thanks for sharing and congrats on being one of the chosen!

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  40. Awesome table topper! Love how the stitching makes the books look real. (I'm taking my speaker hiders off and doing that!)
    Thanks for sharing and congrats on being one of the chosen!

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  41. I think your table topper looks great. I love making the smaller quilts as well as the bed quilts.

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  42. You did a great job on your project! I love the question mark.

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  43. A great little quilt!
    I look forward to seeing what you do with your ND layer cake!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  44. What a cute little quiltie. Perfect for over a stack of Drew books!

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  45. I think your little quilt is lovely. It is the perfect size to display.

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  46. I love your little quilt. Would be great in a library area of your home, or someone else's home.

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  47. Don't apologize, it's adorable, kinda like "Who knew?"! B-)

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  48. Cute project! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Do not apologize! It is wonderful and I love the way the books pop! Would look great on your bookcase.

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  50. I love mini quilts for the table stand and yours looks great!

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  51. That is a very cute mini. It would be cute to put out right about the time school begins

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  52. Its such a cute mini. Love the question mark!

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  53. ADORABLE!! I really like how the quilting raeally makes the books stand out!! Thank you for sharing!

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  54. Your project is lovely and I love how life-like the books are. I'd like to walk up and select one to read.

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  55. I like your little quilt. Love how you quilted around the books.

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  56. I think you did really grrrreat job!! Love that you stitched around the books too.....nice!!

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  57. Such a darling mini quilt! Looks great on the hanger too.

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  58. Sew cute! Very creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. You might think it is simple, but I really like it and anything that darn cute can't possible be simple. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Now That is TOOOOO Cute!! I don't think I have seen any other minis here yet and yours is just darling! Prefect for a reading space with a comfy chair. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  61. I really like it! It's really cute :)

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  62. There is never any need for you to apologize for your project in any way. It is adorable. I like the question mark and how you quilted around each book to make the books pop. It is perfect in your quilt holder. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you participate in more hops.

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