If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! It's good to have you here, on my stop of the 'Nancy Drew is a Clue' Blog Hop hosted by Carol at 'Just Let me Quilt'. Be sure to visit over there and try to solve the mystery clues to win great prizes. Meanwhile, I have been having such a great old time, reacquainting myself with these...
Anyone else keep their Nancy Drew book collection??!! I still have mine and when I pulled them off the bookshelf recently to have a look at, my son became very interested. He instantly decided that he would like me to read one to him. Presently he is 7 years old, so we'll see how that goes - but I am certainly willing to give it a try. He has chosen 'Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk' which is interesting, as this book is showcased in the fabrics.
I knew when I recieved my Nancy Drew fabric that I wanted to make 2 particular items. First up - a mini quilt - as I have been obsessed lately with filling up my sewing room wall with teeny tiny quilts. I find that I am drawn to the Nancy Drew silhouette, so I decided to start with a sketch. I sketched out my silhouette (I looked at silhouette pics on the internet for inspiration) and then traced my sketch onto tracing paper to make a pattern...
I used my self-made pattern to produce this mini - she is very tiny, measuring at 8.25 x 7 inches.
Next up was a purse - or if you will - a BOOK BAG, calling it this makes me feel as though it was meant to be made with this fabric - ha! I have made this patchwork 'Schlep Bag' before numerous times and simply modified the free pattern to use 5 inch squares (and added a cross-body strap rather than handles). I really wanted it to be the right size for a young girl to wear and pop a few books in at the library (Nancy Drew OF COURSE!).
It was nearly impossible to choose which fabrics to use because, lets face it, I love them all - but in the end I went with red on the outside and patchwork blue on the inside. I tried to showcase my favourite prints, the faces and the books, by using them at the top of the bag and on the strap.
If you would like a chance to play with these fabrics too, all you have to do is:
1. Leave me a comment telling me what your most favourite Nancy Drew memory is or what you might like to make with the charm pack.
2. Followers get 2 chances - let me know you are a follower in a second comment. New followers welcome of course!
3. Cross your fingers!
Good luck all! Thanks for visiting my stop on the 'Nancy Drew is a Clue' Blog Hop.
Here are a list of the other Blog Hop stops for today:
Michelle’s Romantic Tangle
Life in the Scrapatch
Debby Kratovil Quilts
My Sister Made Me Do It
Whims and Fancies
Just Let Me Quilt