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Monday, January 23, 2023

Shades of Blue Sew It - Show It Challenge

What better theme for January than "Shades of Blue". We are all coming down off the holiday season "high" and settling in for those long winter nights, if you live in this part of the world anyway.

It was kind of ironic, that when Carla announced the theme, I had just tripped over these...
If you don't have a toddler in your house, you may not recognize that they are Disney's "Frozen" theme shoes. Elsa is just about all we talk about here. You know she freezes everything in sight.
And there was my inspiration!
My "Shade of Blue" challenge project is...
"The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway"

You likely know I am an applique junkie, so once again I searched online for 
"Elsa" clipart.


I printed off the picture, and then using the Microsoft "Paint" program, I doubled the size. Using a light box, I traced all the parts onto "HeatNBond®Lite" fusible web.
I like to trace all of the embroidery lines onto the web with a "Sharpie" pen, so they are nice and dark. Before removing the paper from the back of each piece, I place them on my lightbox and pencil in those lines on the front side of my fabric. 


I like free motion all the embroidery lines with my machine and it makes it so much easier to stitch.  It also aids me in more accurate placement of the applique pieces.


The snowflakes are done with the Accuquilt GO "Holiday Medley" die and the lettering was done with my "Crafters Edge" alphabet dies.

I would love to tell you that "the cold never bothered me anyway", but I would be a big ole LIAR!
I happened to have this quilt done weeks before the hop, and the day I took photos...

Yep, it was -13 outside.
We broke decades old records!
I could have waited to take the photos, but we had snow, and we had cold...
It just seemed like perfect timing.


I got a little crazy when I was cutting snowflakes, and I have 3 leftovers.
 They are cut from white "Island Batik" fabric.
So, lets have a give-away.
Unfortunately with the postage rates, I do have to limit this to USA residents only. If you would like these snowflakes,  leave me a sweet comment telling me how you would use them and I will pick and announce the winner Friday the 27th!

Now hop on over and visit my fellow bloggers today. Hopefully they have something that will warm you up a bit!

Thursday January 24

MooseStashQuilting (your here)

You can find the complete schedule HERE

There is still room in next months challenge.
Drop me an email if you would like to join us.

March... Carol is hosting 
You can sign up with her

There is nothing that could have warmed my heart more, than hearing "Thank you Nana" and little sweet pea wanting to take a nap with her new quilt!
(A daily event now)
Note: she had been down in my sewing room and collected her favorite fabrics to sleep with too!
Now I can go refold my fabrics and put them away (again)!!!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

37 comments:

  1. What a sweet quilt and lovely blues, and a darling little girl, all bundled up with her favorite fabrics. You are definitely doing something right there! =) I love knowing how you did what you did, so thanks for explaining that. Oh, snowflakes! I'm making my mitten quilt finally, and need setting blocks with snowmen and snowflakes, embroidered and appliqu├ęd. I have a picture in my head that I hope to be able to match!

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  2. Nothing better than seeing that sweet little peanut curled up with her new quilt! Beautiful job Joan!

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  3. Your Frozen is "Fabulous". We have a little 3 yr old, who has two favs. Ella and Mabel Marple( a beautiful book character from Sheree Fitch". Your quilt is lovely, and what sweet emotions your little one will have with her heroine by her side. Congratulations on a great project Joan.

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful, but that picture is worth a million bucks! So sweet!! I would use the snowflakes to make a pillow. I try to decorate for the holidays/seasons, and need something for winter.

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  5. Elsa turned out fantastic! And now I'm going to have that song running through my head all day. Lol

    After seeing that -13, I am glad I live in the south. We are having a super cold morning today at 35 degrees and even that is too cold!

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  6. That's an adorable quilt; as cute as Sweet Pea napping under it! I had to laugh, though; first time I read the name/lettering, I thought it said Covid! I mean, (in my defense) I'd just written about Covid. I like cold much better. Besides, cold fits the weather and the hop perfectly.

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  7. Absolutely adorable...quilt and little girl!

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  8. What a cute Frozen quilt. Nothing quite as sweet as seeing our grandchildren sleeping and cuddling in the quilts made just for them.

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  9. Fantastic! The last photo of the little Sweet Pea is priceless! :)

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  10. Frozen with your frozen quilt - I love it. You did a fabulous job and who wouldn't love those beauties to add to a tablerunner. Nice hopping with the crowd.

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  11. I'm in love with this quilt...it's gorgeous! You are definitely the queen of applique and how you create them. Your sleeping beauty with her quilt and armful of fabrics is just the cutest!

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  12. What an adorable quilt, as is your sweet granddaughter. Applique is my thing too, any chance I get. I do not envy your temperatures at all. My knees would be frozen up! Thanks so much for sharing your technique, and beautiful quilt!

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  13. Awww, love so much here. Your quilt, your post, your pictures, and all the love. Thank you for sharing your process. Those snowflakes are amazing too!

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  14. Oh my goodness~ my DGD would go crazy for that quilt too! It is adorable! And so is your fabric-nabbing DGD. :-) I would use the snowflakes at the bottom of a wintry embroidery to make a border. Thanks for the fun! ~Sandie@crazy'boutquilts

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  15. aww that's too precious! that just MELTS that snow.... you just gotta "Let it go, let it go...."

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  16. Your little sweet pea is a quilter in the making!!! So cute! And the Frozen quilt is perfect for the blog hop.

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  17. So sweet! Thanks for sharing your project and your sweet pea. Love that she's cuddling with the quilt fabric while she naps.

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  18. love your little one! Hubby has been asking for a wall hanging/topper in winter colors( rather than Christmas) so it can stay up longer. These would be perfect! And probably the only snowflakes we'll have this year!

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  19. Do you know that you just made a real beauty. I love it so much. And the film has Norwegian music, did you know that?

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  20. Lucky toddler with an AWSOME new quilt!! I think your snowflakes might work well in my Winter holiday-themed SAHRR quilt. Perfect accompaniment for my Frosty block that I'm hoping to work in!

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  21. Your quilt is beautiful and has already become a treasure. I would make a winter pillow with the snowflakes.

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  22. What a wonderful applique project to have taken on. It is gorgeous. And looks so sweet on your Sweet Pea. Just beautiful.

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  23. I was thinking a potholder but better yet the top of a pillowcase for a little girl. We donate a lot each year.

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  24. What a beautiful project.
    I was fascinated by Frozen animation for a while
    It turned out beautifully and it's no surprise that your little sweet pea liked it so much.
    As for the cold, I don't like it at all and I've never experienced such intense cold, lol

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  25. Gorgeous quilt, Joan, and I love the pic of your granddaughter napping with it. My granddaughters have grown out of the Frozen phase (except the baby who is unaware of it yet) but they would have loved a quilt like that a year or 2 ago. Great work!

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  26. PS--I remember coloring pages just like the one you chose!! LOL!

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  27. Wonderful quilt. My 4 year old would love this. She has some Elsa heels she wears and says shes Elsa when she wears them. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Beautiful quilt and the little girl who loves it! How sweet! I would love to use the snowflakes for a pillow for my great niece!

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  29. I would use them on a quilt ­čś╗

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  30. Your quilt is just to cute!!, and the little one sleeping under it is just darling. My youngest granddaughter just turned 17, so no more Elsa quilts for me. I would use the snowflakes in a table runner. I have been making a lot of them lately so I can get better at quilting them. Thank you for the chance to win them.It was 34 degrees here today with 6 1/2 in. of snow, our power was out for 11 hours, but it was beautiful. cindy.keence@sbcglobal.net

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  31. The Frozen quilt is adorable. My granddaughter also loves those movies.

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  32. I would make a pillow. We have several Elsa coloring books. It would be quite easy to enlarge and add to a quilt. Your quilt is lovely.

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  33. Such a beautiful quilt! I love the way you appliqu├ęd over the design. Your little one is darling! Such a sweet picture

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  34. Your Elsa quilt is gorgeous!! Perfect for the blue challenge. I can see why your little miss loves it so much. You can't get better praise than that!!!!

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  35. Oh I just love it! I'd happily have that in my size :) xx

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