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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Welcome Hoppers....


Here is Vickie and the schedule for our HOP

Are you ready to Boogie?  I suppose you are and this is why you are here today...Thank you for stopping by!  I am so glad you did.  

Be sure to visit the other ladies who are Boogie-ing today!

November 26

Sew Mollie Sue, Quilt Much?  <-- You are here!

Let's give a round of appreciative applause to the two ladies who have brought us all together...  Madame Samm, Sew We Quit, and Vickie, More Stars in Comanache.  Thank you both for all you do!

Well, let's get to it!!

I have to share a story of when I first started contemplating which bird I would use for this hop...it wasn't an owl.  Never crossed my mind...never gave it any consideration...at all!  In fact...my focus seems to go towards chickens and roosters.  I searched Pinterest for inspiration...high and low...and nothing really struck me as...OMG...that's it!!  What I did notice was the number of owls Pinned...especially for crocheting.  Hmmm...that's interesting I thought.  

I did find a pattern I thought was too cute to pass up.  Head over to see Julie at The Crafty Quilter for the pattern I used for my project.  

Sew...with my materials list in hand...I headed to JoAnn's for some rooster fabric.  I searched and searched through the quilting fabric and none of them seemed right for my little project.  But AGAIN with the owls...what is up with all of the owls...and where are all of the roosters??  Frustration began to set in.  

And then... I saw this really cute owl print.  I thought I might just get a little of it to see what I can do with it...you know....for my stash.  So I pulled it and dropped it in my boogie buggy.  And then I saw the fruit print...colors matched so easily (love it)...and then the stripes (fabulous)...along with the floral (awesome)...this project was practically making itself!  

Thank goodness...owls are birds!! :)




And because I chose the owl print followed by the fruit print followed by the stripes and followed by the red floral print, I was able to complete my kitchen plan.   LOL!  Confused?...let me explain.  

You see, I had picked this wonderful color for the cabinets in our kitchen called Cinnamon Cake (new color is on the cabinets...no going back from that) and I wanted to paint the walls in a warm tone but I couldn't find a paint color I thought would compliment the cabinets...until this "owl" project.  

I was so inspired by the red floral...I am going to recover my chair seats in that fabric...make a few pillows...paint the walls an autumn color (very warm and inviting)...a new mirror...and add some curtains...DONE!  I am so excited. It seems like it just fell into place.

I can hardly wait to get started. It is going to be fabulous!!  And "whoooo-whooooo" gets the glory...why the wise owl, of course!

Again...thank you for stopping by.  Hope you have a lovely time "boogie-ing" the day away!

Visit again soon!

Until then...

~~Quilt Much!!! 


47 comments:

  1. Cute owls! I've noticed some really cute owl fabric lately so you've inspired me!

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  2. Your color choices are fantastic! Be sure to post pictures of your kitchen when finished. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Very pretty star and love the owls. Great story too. It is always fun to get inspired by something. K-

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  4. Cute owls fabric. And I agree it is hard to find lovely chicken fabric. My choice for this hop is ten year old fabric, with fantastic chucks and hens. You will see on Thursday, which is my day to show.
    I love your color choices and your table cloth is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  5. Well, it turned out very cute. Sometimes the fabrics lead us to our projects and you can't say no.

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  6. yes it is a bird lol and it has feathered…you are full of chuckles…great post

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  7. Those colors do look really great together. Your kitchen will be very inviting. I know what you mean about the owls. all of a sudden, there they are everywhere and not just in fabric.

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  8. I just love it when a little project grows and grows! Sew much fun!

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  9. Lovely! Now I will have to search your blog to see a picture of your cabinets and then imagine what the finished kitchen will look like.

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  10. very nice...I am going to take a look too!!!

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  11. Mollie I love your owl fabric - what fun it's going to be to redo your kitchen. I want to do that too but so far haven't found my inspiration like you. blessings, marlene

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  12. Very nice material..Thanks for sharing

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  13. Fabulous- love the fabrics and your kitchen will be wonderful to see

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  14. I love that pattern! Glad you had that happy accident!

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  15. Your kitchen will be beautiful with those fabrics, I'm sure, as your owl project turned out great!

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  16. Love it when I find the perfect fabric and life falls into place. Great project. Can't wait to see everything else you come up with!

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  17. That is great fabric and I think matching pillows would look great! You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a hoot! Wonderful choice with the owls :)

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  19. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together right before your eyes!

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  20. Well, owl say, those are wonderful colors ! I would have loved to see your kitchen cabinets...they sound red, and I love red !

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  21. Lovely projects!! I love owls!! :)

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  22. Wonderful colors and such a nice finish for the hop!

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  23. Great fabrics and yes the colors all coordinate sew well. I hope you show photos of your kitchen when completed. Thank you for Black Tie Boogie hopping. Your quilt is beautiful. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  24. this is so pretty, have fun doing your kitchen, sounds wonderful

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  25. Great color base for your kitchen plans. I assume this will have a place of honor on the table. Great job.

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  26. What a great combination of colors! Those owls are wise to lead you this way, lol.

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  27. Very neat. The owls are darling. Great fabric.

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  28. Don't you just love how one great idea begets another, then another... Your kitchen will be wonderful. Cute pillow!

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  29. I hope you are going to post pics of your kitchen makeover when it is done. Like your fabrics!

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  30. Inspiration sometimes comes at us and yet, we refuse to listen. I'm glad you listened cuz your owl quilt is darling. Love the hexie shape, too.

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  31. Wonderful - and yes - I too am glad owls are birds! Cinnamon Cake is perfectly delicious to have in the kitchen. I love the way the colors and design moves around. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I love how it all coordinates! Please show us a kitchen picture when you're ready.

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  33. Very cheery colors and I love the owls. Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  34. super cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. You will show pictures of your kitchen when it's done, won't you? How exciting. Great project and post. I really enjoyed reading your story. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Owls and fruit...great combination and excellent work.

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  37. Boy, did that turn out great!! It looks so fun and inviting! Great job!

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  38. When I think owls I think 1970s or midcentruy "modern" which is very popular again.

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  39. I love Owls and find your project inspiring! Now I just need to get some more little owls and make some curtains! Great work! I be following you to see what is next!

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  40. I love it, can't wait to see the rest of the projects mentioned in your post.

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  41. Your potholders are lovely! Great colors and you kitchen must be beautiful! It's always great when a plan comes together, hehe. Thanks for sharing, nice job!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Love the fabric combinations and isn't it great when one inspiration leads to another!!! :)

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  43. I am so incredibly late getting around for this hop---on deadline, 3 must get done soon items---but now that I am on the binding I hope to check in on all of you! well done on your project! I was not expecting owls!

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  44. I love Red in the kitchen! Owls are such fun birds and unique for this hop it seems, very good job!

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