Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In Your Words!!

Let's just say, I had a bit of difficultly trying to come up with just a few words.  I could name off several and then I would go to the sewing machine and not be inspired by any of them.  I waited for that bit of inspiration that I was so looking for.  Being a week away for the hop, I was getting a bit desperate. Then, I happened to be watching TV, which for me is pretty rare.  It was late in the night and the our local news had a special on, in which they were interviewing Joel Osteen.  I sat in the dark and listened to the interview.  There was a group of words that caught my attention.  He said "We all should Bloom where we are planted."  I had heard this reference before in a church service, but this definitely sparked an interest in my creative juices.  I think that we all could use some words of inspiration in our every day lives. (Or at least I could) 

So, this is what I decided to do......




It was my first time using a bias tape maker. (The inexpensive metal kind) I used it for the flower stems and the Bloom letters.  I highly recommend trying it out.  With a little hand stitch and a good washing, it was to crinkly quilt goodness. 


I wanted the flowers to ravel a bit more, so it might have to hit the washing machine one more time.



My favorite is the buzzing bee.  I can't wait to hang this on my living room wall for a bit of inspiration.  (If my daughter doesn't snipe it)



Be sure and visit the other blogs below that have some great "Wordy" projects to show you!


Wednesday, January 9

Sew Incredibly Crazy (That's me!!)
Grammie Q's (Charlotte M.)
Dancing Moon (Carla B.)


Thanks for "Buzzing" by and have a great day!

The lovely places I link to......

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134 comments:

  1. I love it! WHat a great saying. Your fabric selection is perfect! Thanks for sharing. Jane

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  2. Very pretty! and I love that saying.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  3. Very Nice Amy. I think I love the bee too. I am a little partial to bees (even thought I am allergic to them).

    Thanks for sharing.
    Debra

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  4. Very cool! I'd been thinking about getting a bias tape maker...you may have convinced me!
    Thanks for sharing, your quilt is "bee"-utiful!

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  5. It's fabulous! So glad you waited for the right inspiration to arrive...love your colours!

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  6. This is one of my favorite inspirational quotes. It is sew nice to see it bloom on your bright and happy quilt. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  7. What a darling quilt and I love your words! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful! I love your little quilt, so happy and sweet!

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  9. oh, this is wonderful.
    I LOVE the flowers.

    Great work!
    Tina

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  10. It is so cute, the colours, the design, the words! Love it all. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your quilt is wonderful. Everything is awesome, the flowers the words and the design most of all.
    You are a very creative woman. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Very sweet little quilt with lots of thought!

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  13. Love the quilt, reminds me of Spring, hopefully not too far away. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  14. It turned out lovely. Sometimes we must wait for the right words to inspire us.

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  15. I believe that you have indeed Bloomed! It is beautiful. I, too, love your bee! I think you need to get that quilt on the wall today before your daughter can swipe it! Yep, I do! Moms deserve a few things, too! I can hardly believe that you made that SMALL bias tape for BLOOM! That is awesome! You need to make a pattern for the quilt, AMY!

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  16. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing today.

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  17. I am in love with your project! It's beautiful and would look so wonderful hanging in my sewing room :) Thank you for sharing!

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  18. I love it...You did a really good job with not a lot of time. Don't ya just love how inspiration hits.Out fo the dark wham and you suddenly know what to do...Think too hard about it and you never figure it out...I am a totally inspiration crafter myself. I hate makeing things I haven't been inspired and envisoned in my head first.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. :)This is one of my favorite quotes! Your flowers are precious!!!

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  20. Amy I love this piece. It's so bright and cheerful and says the most wonderful thing - our attitude is key to how we live our lives. We are what we determine to be. blessings, marlene

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  21. How cute and sweet. I love the frayed flowers and thanks for the bias tape maker review.

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  22. what a great wall hanging. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Good Morning Amy....ahhhhhh springy like a sunshine bloom..yes you did...and most worthy of ...well you will see wink

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  24. Great, great project. I have never used bias tape before, but this is very tempting!!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

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  25. Oh Amy!! this is just sooo very cute! I love the bee too.

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  26. Amy - you never know where inspiration will come from for our quilting projects. Now you've got me thinking about that bias tape maker. Was it easy to work with? Your wall hanging is terrific.

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  27. Fantastic! I totally Love your "Bloom".. make me hope spring is not far away!
    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host.. The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  28. Beautiful mini quilt! Love the words...being content with where you are and what you have is always good to remember! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Your quilt is the cutest thing! Love this style of applique.

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  30. What a fun quilt. It just warms my heart looking at it!

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  31. Very nice and the good part is it will just get better with washing - don't you love this technique? Judy C

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  32. So cute...as a gardener you are inspiring me to make a cover for my garden journal!

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  33. That is beautiful! I love the colorfulness of it all.

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  34. This is so cute. I am really loving all of the inspirational sayings on the quilts. Yours is a great quote to live by.

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  35. love your quilt and the bee is perfect.

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  36. "Bloom where you are planted"...Fantastic words! :)

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  37. Love this! Love your words and your quilt!

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  38. "We should all bloom where we are planted" Check out Mary Engelbreit- she's a famous designer who has those words, and other sayings printed on fabric. I have some of her fabric and her designs are fantastic. I have her 2013 Calendar and every month she has a great quote. For January, "Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return." Peace Pilgrim

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  39. What a beautiful and cheerful wall hanging! It would put a smile on my face every time I saw it! Great job!

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  40. Hi!! Your daughter is sew going to grab it!!! It is very pretty!!! Is very uplifting!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  41. That's so pretty! I love the raw edge applique.

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  42. it's a great project. so cheerful and energetic

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  43. I have always liked that saying and your quilt displays it beautifully.

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  44. What a darling little quilt and great choice of words!

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  45. Super cute, my suggesting on the raveling is... Let your husband put it in the dryer.. thats what mine did. I had put my project in the washer and my Dork put it in the dryer, mine didnt need to be dryed..ugh..

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  46. Love your quilt, looks beautiful :)

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  47. Wonderful! Live the saying and flowers. The bee is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love that Sophie fabric - super cute little quilt. Nice job!

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  49. Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling must be thrilled to see your adorable bee - she loves them, too!

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  50. What a neat and inspirational project. Sew creative.

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  51. "Bloom" came out really cute! Nice job!

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  52. Love it!!!!!
    I had my biology professor a few years back...yea right more than a few.... give me a sticker with that saying on it and have loved it since!!!!
    Love the wallhanging!!!

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  53. Great pattern, fabric, and words to live by.

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  54. That is so pretty. Love the fabric and the words, too!

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  55. I have always loved that saying. Thank you for your verson of it. Love it.

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  56. I love this! the words are just perfect!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  57. It is great Amy, will be so inspiring on your wall (if your daughter doesn't swipe it!).

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  58. Wow, for being last minute you sure did make a wonderful project, I love it!

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  59. Congratulations! I love your flowers and what a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Beautiful wall hanging with excellent advice!!! Great job - I love your flowers and your bee is adorable!!!

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  61. Every garden needs a bee (or a ladybug). Isn't it wonderful how inspiration comes when you are not expecting it?

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  62. Very nice -- and good advice! :)

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  63. Lovely words thanks for sharing!!

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  64. Wonderful quilt! I have always loved that quote!

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  65. Wonderful work you have done in the "In Your Word's" blog hop

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  66. very cute quilt. I love the flowers, the bee and your choice of words. Thanks for sharing

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  67. Great project! You are very creative!

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  68. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the bee too! How did you do the 'bloom' word? - I would love to know - feeling inspired myself!
    Rebecca @ www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  69. Your mini is adorable - well done Amy!!!! I love the buzzing bee too!!

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  70. Wonderful quote. Beautiful project. thank you

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  71. Your mini is gorgeous!!!! And I do love those words.

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  72. Yes! What a beautiful saying and your mini looks amazing. Your choice of fabrics are great and thank you for sharing it with us, super job! (Isn't Joel Osteen great?)

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  73. Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  74. OMG...I love the flowers, you did a GREAT job. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  75. Great job! I've always loved that saying. My best friend's last name is Bloom - honest!

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  76. Wonderful saying and you have made a bright and cheerful garden to go with it. Those bias strip makers work really well, don't they!

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  77. I just love your quilt. I love the saying. very nice

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  78. Yes, that is one inspirational saying. Love it and the work you did with it. We always seem to get me hind in our projects, put inspiration is alway around the conner when you need something right away.

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  79. Love that saying and you captured it perfectly in your quilt.

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  80. This is an incredible piece of work. Love it.

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  81. I love your quilt. The texture just makes you want to reach out and touch it.

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  82. I just love the flowers. I love bees, would love to have beehives someday.

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  83. Buzz, buzz. That's a wonderful quilt and the words are perfect.

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  84. I haven't heard that saying before-I love it. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  85. Wonderful job and i love the fabrics you picked so bright and fun!

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  86. I love all the flowers and the bee... it is so beautiful! Your words are so sweet. :O)

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  87. I really think you were supposed to wait until the right words came for you!! Very inspirational!! And what fun with the bias !!

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  88. LOVE IT!!! great job Amy. Perfect

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  89. Oooh this is so lovely I love the way you have made the flowers all wrinkly.

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  90. One of my favorites, trying to pin it...I would love to make this one for my garden club gift in May. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  91. "Bloom where you are planted" has always been one of my favorite quotes.

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  92. How lovely! Great quote and I love the flowers and the bee. I bought one of those bias tape makers but just can't get it to work for me!

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  93. I have heard that saying before too, but you put the words into a picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. This is so cute! I love the raw edge applique too. Great job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  95. This is lovely--wonderful colors, and a great idea! Thanks for sharing it! :-)

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  96. Love your scrappy/retro flowers! Thanks for sharing your inspiration as well as the quilt :)

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  97. Rosemary B here: this is the cutest project I have ever seen!
    I adore it, gardening is so fun and I love flowers too.
    thank you for sharing your massive creativity

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  98. I figured there was a better than even chance that someone else in the blog hop would make a "bloom where you're planted quilt." My reveal is tomorrow.

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  99. very inspirational... thanks sew much for sharing
    in stithces

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  100. Great phrase! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Wow! This quilt is just gorgeous! I have "pinned" it to my quilting board for inspiration...even though I have NEVER made a quilt in my life! LOL! I hope to one day though.
    So happy to have found you through the "Shine on Fridays" Linky Party!
    I am now a follower.
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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  102. Amy, This is so fun! You did a great job on this little treasure! I have 3 daughters.... I have made a few things X4 because we all thought we had to have one. So I'm encouraging you to make another one! It is the highest compliment to go to my daughters house and see them display things I have made for them. Have a wonderful winter day thinking of S"PRI"NG""!!!Thanks for sharing in the hop. Janita

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  103. This is beautiful. I love the saying and the picture itself. The colors are so warm and fuzzy :)
    stopping over from petals to picots!

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  104. So so cute! I love that saying and you turned it into an adorable quilt. Great job!

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  105. That is just a fantastic quilt and I agree with whats on it. Some people (like our own kids) are not always happy where they are and think that if they were some where else they could be more happy. I have realized as I age that home is where your happy.

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  106. Visiting from Sew Darn crafty. Looks like the bias tape worked really well

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  107. this is a great little Quilt. I like the words too.

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  108. How beautiful Amy! I have those little bias tape makers and love them.

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  109. This turned out great! I would put it somewhere where you can see it everyday!

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  110. Very pretty and very original quilt!

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  111. Oh my gosh, I love this SO much. A friend of mine says this quote to my quite often and how coincidental that I came across this just now! Found you via Sew Many Ways, btw. Love it--just beautiful.

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  112. Hi!!! I am in La Grange KY it is nice to find another quilter in KY!!!

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  113.  Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.  Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out.
    http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup.html
    Lenetta

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  114. Thanks for sharing your words with us. I love the wallhanging you made for it!

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  115. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your inspirational craft with our Crafty Showcase last week! You rock!

    We can't wait for you to stop in and share more of your ideas with us. The Crafty Showcase is open from Friday midnight until Thursday noon! http://bowdabrablog.com

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susie @Bowdabra

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