Happy post, Valentines Day! I do hope you all had a wonderful day filled with love. A big thanks to Carla, who knew just what the perfect theme was for this month! You do know how to rock the blog hop world and we "love" you for it.
My project this month is filled with "Minnie" LOVE!
Minnie Mouse, just seemed like the perfect "Pink" project. Well, at least for the moment. Have you heard that Minnie is getting a makeover? You can read all about it HERE.
Nothing against Stella McCartney, but I am not a fan. Minnie has worn a red or pink dress for as long as I can remember and do we really need to update her with a pantsuit in blue polka dots!
Imagine my relief when I found out it was only temporary.
Getting back on track here...
Once again I turned to free clipart online for this project. You do need to remember, when using online clipart, not all is free. Some you must purchase, and some is for personal use only, so make sure you do your homework when using it. You don't want the clipart police knocking at your door! LOL!!
You can find this Minnie clipart HERE
I enlarged the clipart to print on 2 pages.
Then framed her with Rick Rack using the Accuquilt GO Rick Rack die HERE
It can be very challenging to stitch on black, especially when it's layered over black. I've found that using a chalk marker along the edge can make it easier to see where you are going, when stitching it down. You can also go a step further in defining her legs afterwards, by straight stitching with a slightly contrasting thread.
Speaking of layering...Applique can get stiff when you add multiple layers.
It allows for multiple layers, while still keeping your applique nice a soft.
You know how us quilters can be...
I had a vision in my head of what I was going to do and started adding sashings, but that Rick Rack started speaking to me, and took me in a completely different direction.
Using my Crafters Edge Alphabet dies found HERE
, and a double layer of Rick Rack, was a fun way to finish off my "Tickled Pink" project, and a great reminder to listen to my inner voice sometimes.
This pink polka dot fleece was perfect for the backing. I love using fleece on the back when I want a lightweight quilt. I don't add any batting or flannel when using fleece. It quilts like a dream and the quilting sinks into the loft of the fleece giving it great texture on the back.
This little "Minnie" quilt is for the little mini who stole my heart...
Yep, she is something else, and this "Nanas" dream!
Please visit my fellow bloggers today and see whats in the "PINK" for them...
Tuesday, February 15th
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til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
Mini looks so happy in her pretty pink polka dot dress. I can see why that little cutie has stolen your heart.ReplyDelete
I Love your Minnie Mouse quilt! It's perfect for this blog hop! And I totally agree that Minnie HAS to wear a pink or red dress!!! That's just part of who she is!ReplyDelete
What an adorable project. Nicely done. (And I'm with you about that blue polka dot pant suit. LOL)ReplyDelete
You did a fabulous job with that clip art and the rick rack added even more character to the quilt. That is quilt show worthy for sure!ReplyDelete
I’m surprised you could find a free Disney clip art, but it made such a cute quilt. I’m with you on the blue pantsuit. Too much change at once!ReplyDelete
A sweet quilt for a beautiful little girl. Joan I love it! An added bonus for me was learning about the featherweight fusible from Heat and Bond. When you say fleece, is it the type like "Fireside or Minky" I haven't used these, but am curiousReplyDelete
I use a Polar Fleece. I try to buy the non-pill kind, when I can. I had never heard of Fireside so I "Googled" it. I think it might be similar to Polar Fleece. Minky also is a wonderful backing.Delete
An adorable quilt for a beautiful young girl!ReplyDelete
I love your Minnie quilt! That rick rack is really a great addition and the fleece on the back is a good idea too. Thanks for sharing this!ReplyDelete
Your Minnie quilt is marvelous!ReplyDelete
The Minnie quilt is beautiful! My older daughter went through a time when she LOVED Minnie...of course it was short lived like most things' kids like. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
So adorable - with all the twists and turns!ReplyDelete
I had read about Minnie's new makeover, but must have not seen it was temporary. Geesh, they would have to make new costumes for those who walk around Disneyland and Disney World as Minnie (maybe they did?). The red dress Minnie wears matches Mickey's shorts, so if they changed her they would need to change Mickey and I say Nooooo to that! I love Mickey in his cute outfit as is. Okay back to your quilt, your cutie pie must LOVE all the quilts her Nana makes for her. She's just as lucky to have you Nana! The Minnie Mouse quilt is adorable.ReplyDelete
Your Minnie is just perfect! I am sure your little cutie pie loves it - she is so adorable. Happy Valentine's Week with all these fun projects.ReplyDelete
Minnie Mouse is adorable, as is your granddaughter! I don't like her in a pantsuit at all! Love the rick rack border. Everything about this is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Love Minnie in pink. The Rick Rack border is awesome and the back is so snuggly looking. Perfect for the little miss.ReplyDelete
Cuteness for a real cutie! Rick rack really gives your creativity a spark. Thanks for sharing with all of us!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, I'm in love with this quilt! You did an amazing job on Minnie and that rick rack. I'm so glad the pants suit is temporary.ReplyDelete
Your new quilt is wonderful and yes I agree, I much prefer Minnie Mouse in her red or pink dresses.ReplyDelete
Love, love, love it, Joan!! I knew when I saw this who it was for! LOL She is so precious. And I totally agree on the rick rack. It is perfect. I have that die but have never used it, but you gave me some great ideas. Thanks! I agree - do not like the Minnie makeover. Glad it's only temporary! Such a great quilt. I know the little one will love it. If she's anything like mine, that flannel on the back will be just the thing!ReplyDelete
Your "Minnie" is as cute as can be Joan. I love the rick rack that was added. I know your little cutie will love it too. I make baby quilts and give them away to new mothers. I haven't tried using the polar fleece so I am glad you shared about it.I want to give it a try.ReplyDelete
Where to begin so many comments to be made....Lets start with the Blue Polka Dot get up. DUH. Next as cute as the quilt is, she who will receive it is so, so much cuter. OK now on to the purpose of this Hop. Minnie is adorable. I love the Rick Rack, all of it. It's so Minnie. Also thanks for the tip on stitching on the black, brilliant. Such a lovely post.ReplyDelete
Awww, this is the cutest and has me SO tickled pink. Look at your darling girl. She is so precious. How dare they try to change Minnie...ReplyDelete
Cutest Minnie Mouse! I love the addition of the rickrack around her too! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
That is adorable. I agree the pantsuit was uncalled for. Your little one is so cute.ReplyDelete
I'm not a Minnie MOuse fan, but this is just an adorable little girl's quilt. Love that rick-rack round for just the right framing of Minnie.ReplyDelete
Oh it's just gorgeous!! I agree with you, the pink polka dot dress is just perfect, no need for pantsuits! xxReplyDelete
OMG so cute!! And your GD is just so sweet, I'll bet she loved the Minnie mini!ReplyDelete
Such a fun project! But I have to admit I was horrified to see the new pantsuit design - yuck! Even though I'm not a huge fan of pink Minnie should be left alone!!!!ReplyDelete
Your Minnie Mouse turned out fun! Love all the polka-dots in the project!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you stuck with the old Minnie - she's the best! The rick rack was spot-on, too. You're 'live' Minnie will love this fabulous pickled pink quilt.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful result. Your Minnie Mouse quilt is gorgeous. I do like the use of the ric rac strips in the design. That sets the whole quilt off perfectly.ReplyDelete
I am sure your own mini will love it!!
joan that is just the cutest quilt for a sweet little girl. From one Nana to another I’m thrilled to see photos of your cutie pie. My heart stopped at the photo of Minnie in a blue polka dot pantsuit so I was relieved to read it was temporary.ReplyDelete
Your Minnie is gorgeousReplyDelete
Both of your minnies are FABulous.ReplyDelete
How did I miss this? It's adorable!ReplyDelete