In a Word... Well now, that word for me, spells Trouble I am afraid!
Who's afraid of them cops????
Not me! After all, I'm just a sweet lil ole lady. Harmless at that!
Ahhhhhh yes, break out your rattle cans and lets spray paint a building!! After all, who would ever suspect little ole ladies like us!!!!!!! Am I right??? LOL!!
Is this just the cutest pattern you have ever seen? Somehow it managed to get lost in my sewing room and I went on "quite" a mission to find it. It's from Jukebox Quilts (it's linked for you). They are the ones who did that "great" quilt pattern of the guys sleeping on a bench in front of the quilt shop. I'm sure you've all see it. Their patterns sure make me laugh. Especially this one!
For the spray painted building, they suggested using Tsukineko markers, but I decided to give colored pencils a try. (mostly cause I had them on hand) There was a little trick to it, that I will share in case you decided you have to "paint" a building or two yourselves. Now, you know I will deny I ever told you a thing if you get caught!! hehehe
First I transferred the design onto my fabric with a pencil.
That gave me some stability when coloring.
(gotta love the shadow of me taking the photo)
Keep the iron close by. I found I was needing to re-fuse the layers frequently.
Finish it all off with quilting that makes it look like a brick wall.
So there you have it.
A self portrait of a Senior Delinquent!
But really officer it wasn't me!
My give-a -way is going to be a copy of this pattern for your very own.
Leave me a comment, and you must be a follower for this one!
I will pick my winner on Wednesday Jan 16th, the last day of the hop!
Good luck to you all!
And for heavens sake, keep out of trouble!!
A big round of applause to our wonderful hostess, the "lovely lalalala" Linda, who worked tirelessly, to keep us all in line. And of course, that Energizer Bunny Madame Samm. I know she stays awake nights dreaming up more fun blog hops for us. I sure like the way her mind works!
Thursday, January 10
Life in the Scrapatch (Pat B.)
Just Sew Sue (Sue B.)
Nati's Little Things (Nati)
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans (Amy)
Pig Tales and Quilts (Thearica)
Scrappy 'n Happy (Jess R.)
Little Mushroom Cap (Amira A.)
Moosestash Quilting (Joan K.)
Sowing Stitches (Beulah aka. Carol)
Just Quilt It (Kathy G.)
This is great - just my sense of humour too!ReplyDelete
This just too funny! Love it!!ReplyDelete
oh that made me laugh, excellent - I love it.ReplyDelete
This is perfect for you! I can imagine you getting up to mischief, again!ReplyDelete
It's a great quilt and looks wonderful.
Using the pencils has worked really well. I always love your ideas!!
I love it as I am a Senior delinquent too! I follow you via email jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net. I also on your yahoo site,I checked out JUckbox quilts and signed up for their newsletter, Thank you for great tutorial and giveawayReplyDelete
Very cute and funny, great twist on the design!ReplyDelete
I am a follower. And I would love to win the pattern so I could make one for myself and I see several others as Christmas gifts for quilt buddies this year. (Never to early to start)ReplyDelete
BUT I would really love to be a free spirit and really go paint a quilt on a real wall. HaHa
I love this too. So funny and so cute! Great work! And I am a happy follower!ReplyDelete
Wow, fantastic pattern!ReplyDelete
Oops, forgot to say I'm a new follower.ReplyDelete
Joan aka Trouble, lolReplyDelete
I already follow you through Google reader and your word project made me smile! I'll just have to do one of these to share with the ladies in my quilt quild. Nice post and very refreshing, Thanks! Jane aka Rebel, It always hard for me to follow the pack! lol
Thanks Joan. You made my day with this.ReplyDelete
Joan you did great!ReplyDelete
So cute and unique! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I love this quilt! I had to go to the link and look at the other quilt patterns that were similar. You did such a beautiful job--such a cute quilt!ReplyDelete
This is too cute! Made me smile!ReplyDelete
That is great! It will be me in a few years I'm sure!!! Well done!ReplyDelete
Such a cute project, gave me the giggles. Yup, could be me....ReplyDelete
cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com
Had to laugh at Granny's work of art! Love it!ReplyDelete
Love it - the idea is great and the delivery is great as well. I've been following you through Google reader for a looooong time.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the coloring tips! This makes me smile.ReplyDelete
You are a very funny lady and with a very funny quilt. I love it and I am a followerReplyDelete
What fun! This brought a smile to my face on a very cold and gloomy day here in England!ReplyDelete
Oh how funny! :)ReplyDelete
Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
OHHHH stop it..no stop it....I just love this project...LOVE IT....It allowed me to sit here this morning and just laugh, smile, giggle and put you ....well you will see...FABULOUS Joan...we can count on you for your good natured side to always POP out lolReplyDelete
You Trouble-maker, you! What a fun little quilting project! It did bring a big smile this morning.ReplyDelete
Haha! Love this. Made me start my day with a smile. Thanks! Im a follower!ReplyDelete
What a great project, can you wash it with the colored pencils or is it a no water allowed near it item.ReplyDelete
Buahahaha, how much fun is this?!! Great job...love it :)ReplyDelete
I am a follower....this piece is so much fun. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.ReplyDelete
That is so stinking cute I can't stand it! Maybe we should start a gang and go around beautifying buildings. (Whoops! Probably shouldn't have said that in public!)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giggle.
This is so much fun, I just love it! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I Love IT!!! So appropriate!!! There are several of my friends who I could give this to lol!!!!! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. Susie xReplyDelete
I love this quilt! Great tip on quilting the "painting" to look like a brick wall.ReplyDelete
It's always a pleasure to stop by your blog and today was no exception. You had me laughing and wanting to be a little delinquent today (maybe I should stay home from work to whip up one of these.) LOL! I love it! PS. Thanks for the link. :O)ReplyDelete
Great quilt. Love the pattern. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the drawReplyDelete
This makes me so happy - wonderful work and I love it. Love stopping by your blog and have been a follower for awhile. Judy CReplyDelete
That is the funniest thing I've seen in quite a while! I love it!!!! Great job! And you certainly have a way with words. Your entire post made for a happy morning!ReplyDelete
Hahahaha! I love this! A picture does have a thousand words ;DReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your delinquent behaviour ;D
Hi!!! Hee hee!!! Oh my!!! Cracks me up!!! Wondeful!!!! Thanks for the laughter!!!ReplyDelete
To funny and if you ever have read my blog banner you would know why, I am hosting on the 14th..ReplyDelete
Great way to start my morning!!!!ReplyDelete
That is adoreableReplyDelete
How adorable! And yes, I'm a follower.ReplyDelete
LOVE your quilt!!!! I am the director of senior services in our county and that would be adorable hanging at one of our senior centers (or all). LOVE it! Thanks for sharing and I hope I'm the lucky winner!ReplyDelete
I am a follower.
I love this! It just makes me smile and smile. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments.
I am a follower so I can enjoy all your quilty whimsy ... :) Pat
Love the quilt. It definitely made me smile. I had to go back and look at it a few times, because it was so much fun. Thanks for sharing how you colored it in too. Have been thinking of trying to do some stitching with color and saw how wonderful yours came out. I am a happy follower.ReplyDelete
Senior Delinquent - I love it! Great sense of humour you have.ReplyDelete
The tears are streaming from my eyes I am laughing so hard! Thank you for thatReplyDelete
LOVE this quilt!
Am a new follower and signed up to follow you via email- don't want to miss a thing!
A dose of good humor.... colorful pics.... have a great blogging year!ReplyDelete
great sense of humor with this oneReplyDelete
I love it...it is soooo cute. Thanks for sharing. I just love reading your stories.ReplyDelete
Way cool!! Love all of your tutorials. Very creative!!!ReplyDelete
A hilarious quilting project and so creative! Love it! And thanks for the tips on construction.ReplyDelete
Oh my what a fabulously hysterical quilt that is...I just love it ....Thank you sew much for shareing your project with us. I follow your blog. Thank youf o the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)comReplyDelete
LOL! So cute. Do you ever have the quilt police visit you as well? I am a follower.ReplyDelete
Your post made me laugh. Thank you. i am a new followerReplyDelete
I like your quilt. I am glad you told us how to use the colored pencils. Will it wash if I wanted to use pencils on a full sized quilt?
and of course I am a follower.
You need to have a little naughty to go with all that nice. Super cute project.ReplyDelete
Naughty and nice! Love it!!ReplyDelete
Holy cow! This is awesome! LOVE, LOVE it!!!ReplyDelete
My sister's nickname was "Trouble" and when you said that I expected to see only that word-LOL! But your interpretation is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Aw...you're not really trouble, are you?ReplyDelete
Oh Joan, You make me laugh! I love it so much, and a friend of mine made the men on the bench. They do make great patterns and your job is wonderful!ReplyDelete
I need some new Trouble in my neighborhood. Nothing exciting since Wednesday when my neighorhood scared the peewaddling when he was hollering "Is anyone home?" and was standing in my kitchen at 8 PM. I was sleeping and thought it was my recent ex-husband. That was definitely a nightmare. He thought something was wrong because my garage door had been open so long. I had never even talked to that neighbor in probably the ten years he has lived there and I've lived in this house 32 years. So, ... I need some new excitement. And don't you think the gals and guys at guild would love this pattern, too?ReplyDelete
fun hop and fun project.ReplyDelete
So cute and clever!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute pattern! Love the way you did it!ReplyDelete
hulseybg at gmail dot com
Haha! Thanks for the chuckle,after a long day at work,it is just what I needed :) A big thank you also for sharing the link.ReplyDelete
What a great mini! I Love it and thank you for the link. Loved the little tutorial for coloring. You did an awesome job and thanks for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.
LOL. My kind of humor.ReplyDelete
such an adorable quilt and I love how you drew the quilt....thank you so much for giving us some pointers!ReplyDelete
You made my day!!!! I am still smiling That is just too cute! I am a follower. Thanks for being part of the hop.ReplyDelete
I am totally laughing my head off - love, love this quilt! Such cuteness...really! blessings, marleneReplyDelete
How cute is that ,thanks for the chuckle of the day !ReplyDelete
You made my day! Naughty can be so much fun! Thanks for the great giveaway. I`ve been a follower for a while.ReplyDelete
Now I want to spray paint a quilt somewhere!!! How naughty of you :) I'm an old follower!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic! You are so talented and creative and funny!ReplyDelete
Adorable!! Me? I've got my tennies on and my spray paint all shook and in my backpack. What time did you say we were supposed to meet? Now...don't make it toooo late cuz this retired little ole lady doesn't stay up all night anymore. I'll bring a cane, too, so if we get stopped, I can toddle on out to 'explain'.ReplyDelete
Ooops! I'm a follower - Google FC and Google Reader. P.S. I think I have a good building all picked out - bring a ladder!ReplyDelete
I love this! You truly made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Rosemary B here: I love this. I am a trouble maker too.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing and showing how you did this. So cool.
Rosemary B here: already following tooDelete
Love the entire piece but the bricks really work so well with the can of spray paint. Detail,detail,detail.ReplyDelete
That is just too cute! I would love to be the look out for your next quilt wall painting job! I am a new follower!ReplyDelete
Now that's the kind of graffiti every city needs! I'll go to bed now and dream about the new reality TV show " Guild Wars". LOLReplyDelete
So delightful! Well done!ReplyDelete
OMG! I just love this pattern, and being a grandma makes it even better.ReplyDelete
Just love your blog. I do follow your blog.
grandmawillcox (at) zoominternet (dot) net
Cute, Naughty, and Reckless! I may have to draw my own pattern.. is that legal? I need to see it on my wall everyday! Thanks for sharing this cleverly done quilt!ReplyDelete
Bahahahah! I've never laughed so hard at a quilt before! Fantastic, and SO creative! LOVE IT!!!ReplyDelete
Naughty would also be a great word. It came out great. A tagging quilter. LOLReplyDelete
LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
OMG! That piece is us! Can you just imagine the trouble (I mean fun) that we could get into together if we lived closer??? You gave me my laugh for the day.ReplyDelete
Joan, this is the funniest thing I've seen all day! Great job, and I will definitely be checking out the pattern site. You amaze me with your creative talent!ReplyDelete
Hilarious!!! So creative and a hoot to boot! Stay out of trouble, now!ReplyDelete
Having just turned 62 last week, I totally love this pattern. I also saw a few more that really caught my eye that I will go back & spend more time drooling & buying.ReplyDelete
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Well, that is the cutest lit'ol' Senior dilinquent I have seen! Who would suspect anything criminal from her? Love it!ReplyDelete
Cute, cute, cute.ReplyDelete
so amasing, great work!ReplyDelete
Hilarious! Love it ;)ReplyDelete
LOVE IT!!! I got the biggest giggle.. did you get carded buying that spray paint.. wink!ReplyDelete
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Now that is totally fun!!ReplyDelete
ha ha, that's brilliant!ReplyDelete
This is so much fun! I'd never heard of Jukebox Quilts but I have them bookmarked now. You did a great job!ReplyDelete
Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!ReplyDelete
This pattern is a hoot! Love it!! Great work by the way!!ReplyDelete
Your little quilt gave me a good laugh! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete