April Showers Blog Hop……Plus a Giveaway!

Thanks to Mdm Sam of Sew We Quilt and Erin of Sew At Home Mummy!

Also to our hop sponsor Fabri-Quilt!

When I started to plan my project I just kept going back to when I was little. I’d draw pictures of valleys and mountains with little flowers and grass, up in the corner I’d put a bright sun. I’m sure many of you did the same thing when you were little and know a similar memory. Well thinking about April Showers this is the memory that wouldn’t leave my mind. 

So I went into my EQ 7 program and went through the different blocks and this is what I came up with. 

I’d never done a Sue Bonnet before and I had so much fun making her! The whole time making her I just kept thinking “Oh…she’s so sweet”! 

Now for a giveaway, an embroidery pattern called Breath of Spring by Crab-apple Hill, ……leave me a comment and I will draw a winner from the comments on April  18th. You don’t have to be a follower but if you want to follow I’d love to have you stick around. This giveaway is open to U.S. and International. Please make sure your not a no-reply blogger, you can’t win if I can’t contact you.

Giveaway now ended.

Be sure to visit the others and leave comments! 🙂

 

 APRIL 9th

Gina @ Sew Much and More

Sharon @ Vroomans Quilts

Theresa @ Bumbleberry Stitches   (That’s Me 🙂 )

Jennet @ The Feathered Nest Studio

Patti @ A Yankee in Queen Liz’s Court

Gene @ Gene Black – Alabama Artist

Susan @ Susan’s Scrappy Domain

Bente @ I Like to Quiltblog

Deb @ Quilting & Other Craft Therapy

Megan @ AnnieOak Designs 

 

 

142 thoughts on “April Showers Blog Hop……Plus a Giveaway!

  1. Your mug rug is very nice. I haven't seen a grown up Sunbonnet Sue or maybe I just didn't recognize her all grown up. You did a wonderful job with the design and the sewing/quilting. I am a beginner so it looks intimidating to me – so I admire your hard work. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Your mug rug is just beautiful, so delicate and soooo sweet. I love it ! I just discovered your blog through this blog hop and now I'm following you via bloglovin and linky followers, my day to participate in this blog hop is on April 15, now I will continue to visit the other participants. You did a nice job!!!!Marisa.

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  3. What a sweet little lady this is, I can imagine that you loved making her all the way! She looks almost to precious to place a mug on her or the lovely details you made around her! Great choise of fabric too! Thanks for sharing your lovely Sue with us.

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  4. she is very sweet and I love the flowers peeking under her skirt. Please don't enter me in the giveaway- I don't embroider (gasP) so please let someone else win

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  5. Your mug rug is cute! I've never done a Sunbonnet Sue, but I love your grown up Sue. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Sunbonnet Sue and all variations have always been one of my favorites. Love the way you designed your mug rug. It's just lovely! Crabapple is one of my favorite designers so your post has been a very much needed lift today. Thanks!

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  7. Your Sunbonnet Sue is just lovely! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for a great give-away.

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  8. Love your Sunbonnet Sue, she is so pretty! All you need now is a porch swing…:) Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  9. What a great sunbonnet pattern! I made a quilt of sunbonnets many years ago and loved doing it! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  10. I've made sunbonnet sue blocks and really like the versatility of this block. My youngest daughter always thought they looked like armchairs so she's called her Sunbonnet Sue quilt I made her armchair quilt.

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  11. I love sunbonnet sues. This is a very cute idea. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  12. Yes! I drew pictures just like you described! I love your mug rug! I love the detail in your Sunbonnet Sue, she is beautiful! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today!!

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  13. Your mug rug is gorgeous. I am a big fan of Sunbonnet Sue. and you did such a fabulous job in creating her. Great job!

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  14. This is just the sweetest Sunbonnet Sue! The fabrics and details are darling. This would be a lovely wall quilt rather than get coffee stains on it's prettiness … 🙂 Pat

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  15. This lady looks like Sunbonnet Suzanne! She's beautiful!! Too lovely to set a mug on!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. How sweet! ALl I can think of is the quote “Surely Miss Scarett” from Gone with the WInd, but in this mur rugs case it would have to be “Surely Miss Violet”….

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  17. She looks as though she is walking through a scene from Little House on the Prairie, how I loved those books, I wanted to be laura so much,

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  18. Sunbonnet Sue is such a sweet memory from my childhood…everyone was making her in the “olden days.” I love how sweet she looks on your mug rug and all your little details make it just beautiful! I follow you of course. :O)

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  19. It is gorgeous! How did you manage not to have a heart attack when you put a coffee mug on it? Great work and thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Dotted swiss! Oh my goodness the very fabric of childhood springs [almost every spring growing up one of my 'new' dresses for the year was created with dotted swiss]and perfect for your 'childhood sky'!

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  21. This is just so darn cute! You did a wonderful job. I sure do remember spending HOURS drawing just the scenes you mentioned. Thanks for the trip down memory lane and sharing your talents and creation with us today.

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  22. She is just so sweet and wonderful applique! Love the purples you used in her dress, very time period for the Umbrella Sue.

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  23. Yeah, me too. I get spill over mostly, that give the cup rings. I have that makes the cup stick to the surface. lol

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