Saturday 17 April 2010

Sew In No 3

Although I did not do much sewing during Friday Night Sew In yesterday, the creative juices got flowing around here, and I got started on a few projects that have been nagging me.

Moo point
Some lines from TV shows and movies and songs get stuck in my mind and I want to make them into quilts. This one is inspired by a line from the TV show Friends and goes something like this: It’s a moo point. It’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo!I have prepared 5 small quilts with this cow and a green table cloth background. I have printed text onto Lutradur, and will attach it when the quilting is done. One of the moo points will be part of my upcoming 200th post giveaway and need to be finished, and soon as this is the 196th post...

I’m falling even more in love with the old table cloths; they do, amongst other things, make great backgrounds for appliqué. You can see more of my experiments with cloths here. If you haven’t already signed up for the Table Cloth Challenge, you can read more about it here. MrLinky will be open until the end of the month, so there is still plenty of time to join in on the fun.

I also prepared letters for 3 little gifts. I’ve got 2 little boy’s names (one being Markus from this post) and a Prince (just missing an E) for a little boy yet to be born and named. I’ll attach them to small quilted backgrounds and add a crown or a car on top. You’ll find my tutorial for making these letters here.

So, did you have a creative week?


  1. Did you know I have a soft spot for cows? My former blog was called devliegendekoe (the flying cow). Love the design!

    My week was full creations, but not in the creative sense. I’ve used patterns and tutorials for everything I made...

  2. You're so creative and clever - what a great idea. Looking forward to seeing your moo quilt finished with the words.

    I've been through all my tablecloths (about 4 in total!) and couldn't find a suitable one for your challenge - I may have a look in some charity shops to see if any speak to me!

    Your letters are so stylish, I bet the recipients will be so pleased with the finished pieces.

    Thanks for visiting my blog - you asked how I make my faces. I used air dried clay in little moulds. Once dry, I colour them with acrylic paints, watercolour pencils and chalk. I do have a link in the sidebar of my blog showing how I paint them in a little more detail if you're interested.

    Have a great weekend - it's started off bright and sunny here today (and not a bit of volcanic dust in sight!!)

  3. My favorite cow EVER and I grew up on a dairy farm!! So cute!
    And I missed that you had a tutorial for the great letters - THANK YOU!

  4. I agree that the tablecloths are giving you great backgrounds! Love the cow design... another shot of orange. Orange makes me happy and I like that you seem to use it often too; Great moo cow, and from her expression she is not happy her opinion is being ignored!

  5. LOVE the Moo Point. So clever and the cow is adorable.

  6. That little cow is adorable and I love It's a moo! Wonderful philosophy for life when things seem overwhelming!

  7. Back in those days I was a really big fan of things with cows on (and in). Seeing your little cuty cow makes me wanting all my cow-stuff back! Soooo lovely, love it!

    P.S: "It´s a moo point" - I´ll keep that in my mind!

  8. Hi Nina Lise,

    Such a gorgeous little the idea of a moo point...cannot wait to see. BTW what a lovely orange fabric.

    Hugs, Sharon

  9. I am laughing out loud at that cow. His eyes are priceless! That's very fun to make a series based on that line - a classic!!

  10. "It's moo!" LOL how great, can't wait to see how this one turns out,.


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