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Feb 8, 2016

Nuts About....Blog Hop!!



Greetings everyone!
 It's my day to post about what I'm "Nuts About!" First things first. I really appreciate Marian for inviting me to participate. She is a great hostess!! Make sure you pop in on her blog, as there are great give-aways each day that she talks about!!

Here is the schedule of bloggers who are involved in this wonderful February hop.

February 4, 2016
Words & Stitches
Moose Stash
Vroomans Quilts
Quilt In Pieces

February 5, 2016
Just Let Me Quilt
DesertSky
Lulu & Celeste
Marjorie's Busy Corner
Tea Time Creations

February 8, 2016
Batts In The Attic
Life In The Scrapatch
Quilting Affection
Ravelly's  -You are here!!
In The Boon Docks

February 9, 2016
Quilting Queen Online
Elizabeth Coughlin
Bumbleberry Cottage
All Things Sewn

February 10, 2016
MeadowBrook
Sew Many Yarns
From This To That
Seams To Be Sew

Make sure you stop by each blogger to see what they have come up with.

Here's what I came up with because I'm a bit off kilter and have been known to go a little nuts.....
My attempt at sketching a design.

Fabrics chosen and I sewed peanut type lines. Notice the wildly nutty eyes....yeah, that's my expression most of the time.....heheheheheheh

I went with a cross-word type puzzle to name a lot of the things I'm nuts about. 
  1. I love studying the bible. Jesus is my Counselor, my refuge.
  2. My mom is my best friend, of course, followed by my wonderful Cowboy who is always there to support me, even going so far as to advise me on quilting designs. Surprisingly, he's right 95% of the time.....hummmmmm
  3. I love baking and cooking meals for family and neighbors. My favorite foods are shrimp and candy....not eaten together, BTW!!! I can eat a bag of Skittles on the way home from the market but let's keep that bit of knowledge between you and me.
  4. I had to add fabric and sewing. That's in my blood. Our local quilt shop just announced that it's going out of business so I'm chomping at the bit to shop there one more time to aid them reducing so much inventory.
  5. I love movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Guarding Tess, The Sound of Music, The Thomas Crown Affair, just to name a few. I've seen these movies so many times while in my sewing studio that I don't even have to look up to know what's going on.
  6. I am nuts about jigsaw puzzles to the point that when I start one, I am fixated on it until it's completed to the exclusion of anything else. That includes no sewing. I barely stop to eat. I know that sounds a bit "nuts" but that's just the way I roll.
  7. And finally, I'm nuts about my Wacky girlfriends who are like sisters to me. We are always coming up with 'wacky' things to get into and are supportive when one of us going off the deep end on a fabric spree. We are so close that we once went on a sewing cruise but wound up not doing much sewing but enjoyed the sites and locals a lot. That's all I'll say because we all know, "What happens on a cruise, stays on the cruise!"  


Here's a close up of the tiny meandering I did around the peanut area.

This quilt measures 31 /12" by 21 1/2".

Now to the give aways....... 
from the wonderful folks at the Fat Quarter Shop   
&


Free pattern from Any Pattern.com

To enter click on the link below.



54 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

I LOVE your quilt! That is the cutest thing I've seen in quite a while. What a great idea to combine your applique with the crossword puzzle. This is adorable - great job! Thanks for sharing. And of all today's blogs, yours is the only one I can leave a comment, so thanks for not having an embedded comment box, too. =)

Lisa said...

Oh I love your peanut quilt! It is so wonderful!

Anita said...

Gorgeous peanut quilt!

Vanda Chittenden said...

That is truly nuts, but I absolutely love it. vanda@chittenden.co.za

Allison CB said...

Cute little quilt!

Dorian said...

Thats really cute! Love the idea.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Total surprise!!!!!! Love it

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very clever, great job!

sewlost said...

Love it. What a cute idea

anna brown said...

Hahaha loved your peanut nice job.........tyty for sharing.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Sandra said...

You are so talented and that peanut is great.

Carla said...

Your design is fantastic. That peanut makes me giggle.

Carol S. said...

I love that peanut quilt...too cute! :O)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great quilt. Love the peanut and it is always great to have something to remind you what you love.

Melody Lutz said...

Super cute...how adorable that peanut is!

Calicojoan said...

OMG, YOU NEVER DISAPPOINT!!!! IF THIS ISN'T JUST THE CUTEST DARN THING, I'VE EVER SEEN. I 'SEW' WANT TO DO THIS ONCE I HAVE 2 GOOD HANDS AGAIN!!! YOUR INSPIRATION KNOWS NO BOUNDS!!! ;-)

Tamara Isaacs-Smith said...

Peanut quilt is cute.

Marian said...

Well now, this is just the cutest darn quilt I've seen in a long time. Sew Creative and Fun... I love it.. I love that you drew the nut to, so cute..

I love that you told us all the other things your nutty about, I can attest to the fact that when I also start a puzzle, I do not do anything else until it's put back together. I'm like that about reading also, if I start a book, it doesn't get put down until it's thoroughly read.

Sew glad you came along for the nutty ride today.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE it!!!! Great job of showing us what you are nuts about.

Seacoast Quilter said...
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Seacoast Quilter said...

I have a huge stash and don't shop much, but Fat Quarter Shop is one of my go to places. My favorite flowers are violets, in memory of my mother who loved them. Thanks for sharing.

Marit Johanne said...

I love your peanut quilt and the way you tell about what you are nuts about!

Marit Johanne said...

I didn't tell you my favorite flower in the first comment, in Norway we call it "blåveis". I think it is called blue anemone in English. It is a tiny blue wild flower, one of the first to come in spring. Fat Quarter Shop are great, I also buy some fabrics there even if I live in Norway.

Lisa Marie said...

What a fun and clever quilt!

LJ said...

"that's my expression most of the time" was a hoot but I'm puzzled that you can sew a straight line with your eyes not tracking together...perhaps you just close one when your quilting!! lol I love that you shared so many of the things your nutty about. Puzzles are the best!

Scrapatches said...

Sew cute and creative! I am nuts about your project. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Now that is a very cute, nutty design--and what a lovely quilt you made with it--love it--
love and laugher, di

delaineelliott said...

I love your peanut - very clever idea for this hop. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Quilting Tangent said...

Two of my favorite things are The Fat Quater Shop and Lilacs. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Patty D from NC said...

So clever! Great fun mini

MoeWest said...

I get lots of inspiration from the Fat Quarter Shop blog. My favourite flower is roses. I think your Nuts About quilt is very original and cute!

ShirleyC said...

How incredibly cute! You are so imaginative!
I love the FQ Shop, and my fav flower is the stargazer lily.

Donna said...

Such a cute peanut! I love the Fat Quarter Shop- there is inspiration abounding there. My favorite flower is fuschia. donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

Stitchin At Home said...

What an adorable nut! Maybe FQ Sop should carry the pattern. My favourite flowers are roses.

Linda said...

HI, LOVE THE FLOWER BLOCK! LOVE THE SPRING PAPER WHITES! THANKS TO YOU+FQS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Arf2-D2 said...

The peanut is so cute. I love the different shaped eyes.
Plus mentioning fat quarter shop too.
I like dahlias
or irises
or in early winter, I like violas since they can take a little cold and still bloom in the snow
or...
maybe peas since they turn into ... well, peas
or...
crocuses since they are the first to bloom in the spring
hmmm. hard to pick one flower!

Michele T said...

What a great idea!! Love your peanut character... Very sweet!

Teatime Creations said...

What a perfectly lovely way to by nutty. Very creative.

Quiltsmiles said...

Okay, I'm convinced you are nuts! Have to laugh at your original and LOVE IT!!!!!

Nice to meet you too.

Crickets Corner said...

Your quilt is so cute, made me smile and made my day. I just received an order from Fat Quarter Shop today. One of the first places I check when shopping online. Rina

Crickets Corner said...

Forgot to say my favorite flower - Mums!

Darlington Delights said...

Love the Fat Quarter Shop and gerber daisies....Hard to say which I love more!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I love seeing everything that the Fat Quarter Shop has to offer. Too bad I'm not rich! I be broke!!! hahaha! I'm not really knowledgeable about flowers but I do love trumpets. (don't like the pods they leave behind though!) But Rhonda, it is so INTERESTING to read your blog and I loved your explanation of the crossword puzzle entries. I can see why you chose those special words, too!

Lori Smanski said...

this is such a fun way to see the things that you are nuts about. i love that you added the peanut
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

allthingzsewn said...

It seems to be unanimous, such cute a quilt. What a original.

Jen Barnard said...

I recently received my first order from the fat quarter shop - I was very impressed by how quickly it got to me here in the UK. My favourite flowers are tulips.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Nancy said...

What a great idea for a quilt. You really have a number of things you are "nuts" about.

Cecilia said...

I stalk, I mean FQS on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and their blog. I love Gardenias the most. Thanks for sharing your crossword puzzle quilt.

Susan said...

I am nuts about many of the same things you are. My favorite flower is a blue rose. The Fat Quarter Shop doesn't have any of those.

Vicki H said...

Rhonda, You are 'nuts' about a lot of things. I love all your creative quilts.

Beth said...

Reminds me of my mom, who loved crosswords. :)

craftygramma said...

HI! New here but I just love your photos Wow. So cool. I think your crossword quilt is adorable, too. I love puzzles and shrimp as well...and, of course, fabric.
thanks

Theresa said...

Really cute quilt!

Renee said...

What a fantastic quilt! Love it!

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