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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Show Us Your Stripes Blog Hop

Yikes Stripes "Beechnut" gum.
Back from the 60's for those who are too young to remember!
LOL!!
While their spokes animal was a zebra, I went a little different direction, 
for this hop.

Meet Griffin. He's my "Yikes Stripes" goofy giraffe!

I'm no artist, so I love looking for free clipart online for my quilts.
This guy popped up when I "Googled" free giraffe clipart.

Once I saw him I knew just what I was going to make.
He is a free download from Clipground.com, you can find HERE.

Clipart is small, so I opened him up in the "Paint" program on my computer
 and printed him on 4 pages to be the size I wanted.
I have learned to love using "Paint" that I didn't know I even had on my computer.
It's so easy to enlarge things in it and much less expensive than Office Depot.
LOL!!


I had a plan in my head, so I went right to my Crafter's Edge dies and went to work.
I wanted floating triangles and I knew the Equilateral Triangle die,
 would be just what I needed to make it happen.


192 triangles later...
Griffin was complete!

Using the Crafter's Edge Equilateral Die HERE, made for quick cutting
You can cut 4-6 layers at a time.
The strip dies HERE make it so easy to cut fabrics for borders and bindings!

An added bonus is for those of you with "GO" cutters, these dies will work in your machines with the addition of a conversion platform set HERE.

I absolutely love their Crossover II machine, with it's adjustable pressure settings.

Thanks to Carla from Creatin in the Sticks, for bringing us all together to...
As always, you and Carol are the best blog hop hostesses ever!
We are blessed to have you both in the blog-a-sphere.

Make sure you visit my fellow bloggers and see what fun "Yikes Stripes" projects they have come up with!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

38 comments:

  1. How cute is Griffin. Fun, fun, fun.

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  2. Great quilt, Joan. I think Griffin is totally gorgeous in stripes. And what a lot of triangles. Glad you had the cutting system for this one.

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  3. Griffin is totally rocking his stripes!

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  4. Very cute design and quilt. The colors are also very complimentary.

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  5. lol so much fun! Beautiful quilt, and thanks for making me smile!

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  6. What an adorable fun quilt! Love your use of stripes and Griffin is just too cute!

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  7. Well isn’t Mr. Yikes Stripes Giraffe the cutest thing! I do remember the gum commercials. Great throw back to days gone by. Such a cute quilt. You definitely cannot be looking at Griffin and not have a smile on your face. And SO many triangles. I can’t draw much either so I look for free images to work with also. Thanks for the tip for the clip art site. I’ll be checking that out.

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  8. He is such a cutie pie. And he turned into a wonderful quilt. I have had that darn jingle in my head since I read about this hop only I couldn't remember the commercial itself so I 've been thinking I had the wrong Brand stuck in my head. What could gum have to do with stripes. Thank you for this. And I agree with you about ClipArt and Paint They are an amazing tools for our craft.

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  9. Terrific project for the hop! You are a whiz with applique. Thanks for sharing.
    Connie

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  10. Griffin has a lot of personality. What fun. I must admit, though, I was expecting a moose. :)

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  11. I laughed right out loud when that sweet little face popped up on my screen...I love him!!!!

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  12. He's so sweet, and I already love him. Thanks for the tips to find him, and other things.

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  13. And here I thought you thought up and just drew all your cute creations!! Doesn't really matter as you still make each one your own in the end;) He is just the cutest!

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  14. Such fun! I also love using Paint to resize thing- works like a charm!

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  15. He is adorable. Love the whimsical face.

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  16. Hi,
    Your Giraffe is really really cute. Love all those stripes.
    I do the same...collect clip are...you never know when it
    will come in handy for a quilt. Have a great day!

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  17. Your giraffe is adorable! Great work! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I bow to the "Queen of Applique" on this one. I love it! That giraffe is just the cutest and using the triangles in the background makes it a winner. Way to go with stripes!

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  19. I love how he looks like he is peeking around the bend. Such a cute quilt!

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  20. I absolutely LOVE your striped giraffe!!! SEW cute!!!

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  21. He is so cute! I have Paint, but don't know how to use it. Guess I will have to learn. Thanks for the tip.

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  22. Holy cow is Griffin a cutie pie. Such a great striped quilt, Joan. LOVE IT!!! Thank you for starting the day with a super fun quilt. You always make me giggle and smile.

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  23. Such a cute giraffe. Thanks for the tips on using the Paint program on our computers I have only started playing with it on my new laptop.

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  24. I LOVE the giraffe (and the rest of the quilt)! There is something about giraffes that make me smile, and a stripy one is doing just that. What a great project!

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  25. How adorable is this giraffe, Joan!! Great job. You are so creative!!

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  26. Your striped version of Griffin is just too cute!

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  27. Griffin is FABuLOUS! What a fun quilt :)

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  28. Hi, Griffin. Wonderful to meet you. What an absolutely stripey fellow you are. Amazing, Joan.

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  29. Great giraffe. Love the triangles. I remember Fruit Striped gum. Looked yummy, but after about 15 minutes it was like chewing an old rubber band, no flavor left. LOL

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  30. Joan I always look forward to seeing what you create for our enjoyment for these hops, but this guy? He’s the winner of my all time favourite award (until next hop, of course 😉). I remember the striped gum, too. Thank you for sharing Griffin with us so we can make him our own 😉 Carol
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