Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In Your Words Blog Hop: My Day

I love words, or quotes on quilts, so when Madame Samm came up with this blog hop I knew I had to participate. The biggest problem for me was that I had way more ideas swimming around in my head than I had time to complete them.

Linda, the cheerleader for this blog hop told us the meaning of her name (which is from the Spanish and means pretty). The meaning of Daryl, which is my name is Old English, means beloved or dear. I don't know if there were many female Daryl's when I was born, but as the story goes, my dad wanted a different name for me if I was a girl. I had an older brother, so I wasn't named Daryl because my dad wanted a son, as he already had a son. I was the second born (I have a younger sister). So my mother decided on the name Daryl as (uh oh this will date me) the famous movie producer at the time was Darryl F. Zanuck, so she named me after him only she spelled my name with one "r' instead of 2. Okay now on to my quilts...

My first idea was to include as many of the 83 words (or phrases) I had written down that I could fit on the first quilt I made below. I could only fit in 65 words below onto the heart of the quilt. As I was making this quilt I thought of the caterpillar from the Disney animated movie Alice in Wonderland, when he asked Alice, "Who...are...YOU"? So I added those words to the quilt. The applique letters are from the Alphabet Quilt Pattern I designed and sell on Craftsy and here on my blog too. I also found an orange fabric in my stash that had printed words on it that were autumn words & phrases such as: cool, love, butterfly, leaves, crisp, fall day, believe, this will be a very good year, a beautiful season, courage, fall day, and I thought that fabric was perfect for the border, especially since I was born in the fall. I used a background fabric that has all sorts of tools for a person to create things, such as paint, pens, buttons, ribbons, scissors, spools of thread, so that was a perfect fabric choice for this little quilt too. I am pleased with the results.

I saw this somewhere too and it really describes me:
Being Creative
using my heart,
my hands,
my mind,
is an important
part of who I am.


I had also cut out a lot of applique letters in felt, but just didn't have time to use those for this blog hop. So hopefully I will be using those felted applique letters on one or more projects in the future.

I then made the second quilt (Garden Quilt) using a lot of fused applique shapes that I already had on hand (beginnings or leftovers from other projects) including the stamped words. My friend, Susan, had given me the 4 sunflower seed packet prints and the sunflower fabric for my birthday in November and I thought it was perfect for this quilt. After I quilted this quilt, I thought I would try Sharon Schamber's binding method to bind this quilt. I used bits of fusible web to fuse the binding pieces together instead of using spray starch as Sharon does in the video. I have chemical sensitives and that spray starch would have made me sick. I did follow the rest of her method and it worked well. Since this is a wall quilt, I won't be washing it, so the glue won't be washed out, although I may spray the binding area with water and see if I can get the glue to wash out somewhat. Since this was my first attempt at this method, my glue was thicker in some places and made it a bit harder to hand sew through. I guess I have mixed feeling about doing this binding method. I picked up some great tips from her video even if I never use glue on my binding again.
Who...are...you...Heart Quilt.

 I added rick-rack around the heart and added French knots. I wrote 65 words inside the heart.

Border fabric with autumn words.
Another section of the heart with words.

Right upper side of the heart.

More words.

Left side of the heart.
Garden Quilt. With a sunflower seed packet fabric in each corner.

Close-up of the flower garden.

"Who can be unhappy in a garden"?
Close-up of one of the sunflower fabric seed packet.

Close-up of one of the sunflower fabric seed packet.
I added rick-rack and French knots and a stacked button on each sunflower seed packet fabric.
Close-up of one of the sunflower fabric seed packet.
Today's Schedule~
Piece Peace (Patricia G.)
A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
Patchouli Moon Studio (Daryl P....that's me!)
The Slow Quilter (Felicia F.)
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109 comments:

  1. Wow! LOVELY quilts and great affirmations of who you are!

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  2. I adore the flower garden quilt! I had the same problem with too many words swimming in my head. Love your finishes!

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  3. Two very lovely quilts! The heart is very precious.

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  4. Two very lovely quilts - just adore the little garden one! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I love your work. I'm curious, did you quilt the wall hanging and then write the words in the heart or write the words and then quilt. Either way....it's very well done. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. The flower garden quilt is sew awesome and your heart is so cute.
    Thanks for sharing

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  7. i loved hearing the story behind the quilts. I have no idea who that movie producer is i'll have to look him up. I think both quilts are great but i have a soft spot for the way you made your flower quilt. the way the flowers are framed in the yellow really makes them stand out, the composition is beautiful. the added details of the embroidery really make it stand out as well.
    thanks for sharing
    tara

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  8. Very cute. Love your interpretation of words.

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  9. This is all Splendid. Just beautiful, and touching. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.

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  10. I love this heart . I am going to try this with my students.

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  11. I love your garden quilt! So much lovely work in both of them!

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  12. great projects, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Lovely quilt and great idea. Well done!

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  14. I love your heart quilt - what a cool idea!

    You did a fantastic job writing all those words in such different styles and making them look like the word they are, if that even makes sense.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love your rick rack words heart! It really captures who you are doesn't it?

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  16. What a neat idea for self affirmations. It's good to know you!

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  17. I really like the seed packets and saying on the garden quilt. Cute ideas on both of them.

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  18. the garden is my fav too...how lovely the words that poured out of you...enough to keep your garden growing lol

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  19. Both of those quilts are lovely. I can't believe there are 65 words in that heart. That is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Love both of the projects! Your list of words could go on and on... we are so very complex!

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  21. Your quilts are darling. I think you need to add a tiny owl to the Who Are You quilt. Love the idea of the heart & all the words. Would be a fun project for kids as a mother's day gift. Thanks for the good ideas.

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  22. Very interesting approach....I really like it. you are inventive.

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  23. The heart....the rick-rack...the french knots...checked and added to my ever growing list! :)

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  24. Both are adorable. I can imagine the heart quilt as a Valentines or Mothers day card. Love that you tried a new technique (binding).

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  25. Thank you for sharing such wonderful projects with us. I am a gardener and I love the garden one. They are fabulous!

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  26. I like oth of your quilted hangings. I have always been partial to sunflowers so I think thar is my favorite one. Now to do those french knots on the ric rac. That is soemthing I have never seen before. And I really really like the look of it.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Your projects are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. What a wonderful project - I love how personal and revealing the projects on this hop are. Very inspiring!!

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  29. Wow! 2 projects...lovely work! I love hearts and quotes too!

    Nini~

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  30. Fabulous!
    Am I showing my age when I say seeing the words'Who are you?' makes me want to sing the song of the same name by The Who???

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  31. You do such beautiful work, and I can't imagine how much time all of this took you. Lovely!

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  32. Really beautiful! Love the heart idea and the garden is just stunning!

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  33. Beautiful quilts , I especially adore the garden quilt as I agree with your saying ! Thanks for sharing .

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  34. Great and wonderful treasures all ... thank you for sharing this creativity of yours. Judy C

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  35. Your heart quilt perfectly captures my imagination- now I am going to try one for my sewing room!

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  36. Lots of wonderful ideas. Thanks for being part of the hop

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  37. I really like the garden quilt! Words could never be trurer!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  38. Two delightful quilties. Congrats on being the Tops in Creativity for the day! You sure deserved it!

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  39. Both you quilts are lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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  40. I really enjoyed your post. I like that you used so many words, instead of just one word to describe yourself. And the french knots in the rick-rack is a darling idea. Both quilts are really wonderful!

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  41. Lovely, I like the garden one with the seed packets on the sides.

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  42. You certainly are creative. I love the sunflower quilt.

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  43. Loved your words. Also enjoy your work.

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  44. Hi!!! Wow!! They are all wonderful!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  45. I am so glad your in the hop,I havent chatted with you in awhile, lets chat soon. The quilts are gorgeous your so talented, I am glad to be in your company.

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  46. your heart is lovely, I love all the different fonts you've used

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  47. Beautiful work Daryl. Love the words you chose.

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  48. Oh! another Great Idea, from another Great Blogger from "In The Words". Love your creative Quilts (All Of Them!).

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  49. I wrote a comment once and it read "service error" so if you get this twice, sorry.

    I love your story about your name...it is as unique and beautiful as you are. Your wordy projects are so cute and that garden is adorable. I love how the words look. :O)

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  50. I love all of those inspirational words. I think it would make a great milestone birthday gift.

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  51. Daryl, What a cute idea! I'm loving all the different ways we have all interpreted the WORDS theme.
    Gmama Jane

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  52. Wow Daryl! These are simply amazing...I love them both but your garden quilt has to be my favorite. blessings, marlene

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  53. 2 great projects -- thanks for sharing

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  54. I love both the quilts but "who can be unhappy in a garden" is so true.

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  55. So much life in your projects - well done!!

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  56. Love your word quilts! Awesome job of telling us who you are and what you value! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  57. My goodness, these are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  58. How lovely. I love the garden quilt and quote :-)

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  59. Love the words you've chosen in your heart quilt. Thanks also for the other idea of using the flower packets on a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Love the flower garden quilt. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  61. WOW! love the heart quilt and all the words and OMG! check out the sencond one so beautiful!! Great job and sorry you had to redo the rick rack but it looks fantastic!! Happy Day!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  62. They are great, love the heart and what you have done with it.

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  63. What great words. I didn't join this Hop (and of course I regret it, as usual!), but it made me think a lot about what words describe me, and that's been interesting. Love your quilts!

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  64. beautiful quilts. Lovely words. Thanks for sharing

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  65. Dear Daryl,
    you impress me again and again, beautiful work(d)s!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and for beeing so creativ ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  66. What fun to hear about your name. I have wondered in the past about it - unusual for a girl. Goodness, lots of words in your heart quilt but my favorite is the garden quilt. Love gardens and thought it was just perfect. The french knots on the ric rac is a great added touch.

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  67. Rosemary B here: all of these creations are absolutely adorable, well done. I love the colors and the words of course.
    I think your name is cool :-)
    thank you for sharing your creativity

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  68. Very nicely done, beautiful projects!

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  69. Both of these quilts are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Love your name, come on my is just Jane, or as I was called Plain Jane! LOVE your heart and of course all your work. You did a wonderful job!

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  71. Both of your mini quilts are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  72. What a beautiful Idea and a good way to get all of those words down that were swimming in your head. Loved both of the quilts.

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  73. Great ideas that you shared - thanks!

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  74. Wonderful... both of them! I've always loved that garden saying!

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  75. The quilts are beautiful and the flower seed packets are pretty also.
    Great job.

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  76. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  77. LOVE your quilts!!! My favorite is the heart!

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  78. I love the garden one...and you are so right! Thanks for sharing.

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  79. What an adorable wall hanging! It's very creative and I loved how you did those details on the seed packets in the cornerstones on the quilt. Nicely done.

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  80. Absolutely awesome quilts! I LOVE the little birdie :) And your quilting is beautiful :)

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  81. At first I had a favorite and then I flip flopped and then flip flopped back and then back again. Bottom line - I love them both. There are things in each that grab me. Are you a glutton for punishment? All those French knots? Oh my! They are beautiful and add such depth to the projects. I would never attempt those. They are not my forte and probably because I don't do them. I make candlewicking knots instead. Thank you for taking time to share with the rest of us and encouraging the rest of us to search ourselves, too! It's an exercise that we should do and often don't take the time and courage to do!

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  82. Love the garden quilt! I'm going to try Sharon's glue method for my next binding. I'll be careful and try to use very little glue. Thanks for the tip.

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  83. Thanks for sharing the story of how you got your name! Both of the quilts/wall hangings are great,but my fave is the one with sunflowers :)

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  84. Great work Daryl, I love them both but that Garden one speaks to me and I think you know why. Keep your creative energy flowing and thank you for sharing. Bobbie

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  85. Great work Daryl, I love them both but that Garden one speaks to me and I think you know why. Keep your creative energy flowing and thank you for sharing. Bobbie

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  86. Oh my gosh Daryl! Your quilts are awesome! So many neat words in your heart and love all the different styles of writing. Beautiful garden quilt! Super job! Thank you for sharing both projects with us.

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  87. great ideas. I love using rick rack too.

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  88. Lovely words!! thanks for sharing!

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  89. Hi, Daryl, I'm Darla and my name doesn't mean anything....yes, that makes me Linda's sister and by the way, Linda means beautiful! (Family joke.) Your quilts are beautiful and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Your heart quilts are great! The garden quilt is giving me ideas for a birthday gift for a friend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  91. I love the Valentine words. Perfect. and the Garden quilt...well, you sure are ready for Spring!

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  92. what GREAT word fabrics!! I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  93. Your garden quilt is gorgeous!

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  94. Your beautiful creations opened my eyes to new possibilities - I love the idea of french knots on the ric-rac and also the stacked buttons.

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  95. Your heart quilt is sew cute. I just love your garden quilt. <3

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments ... :) Pat

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  96. I love knowing the history of your name, for me they are always interesting things to learn. Your name for me it was original, you're the first person I know with the name Daryl, and now your name is more beautiful than before for me.
    Back to the quilts, I fell in love with your two quilts, they are adorable.
    All your explanations have made me feel the passion with which you created them. They are terrific!!!! all the little details as in the selection of words, their disposition, the selection of colors... everything is beautiful. Thank you for this beautiful post, was really inspiring .. like everything you do always. Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  97. another great porject or should I say projects with words.... sew much talent out there . Thanks for sharing yours with us.
    in sttichs

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  98. I was on a trip when the blog hop started so I am still playing catch up. I loved the projects, such a wide variety...wish I could get as much done! lol

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