Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nifty Novelties Blog Hop at Free Motion Mavericks

Welcome to week 252 of Free Motion Mavericks and the opening day of Nifty Novelties Blog Hop, hosted by Marian of Seams to be Sewn. Marian has obtained some great giveaways, so please read below.

Paddington Bear visits Nifty Novelties Blog Hop 

Last fall on Throwback Thursday for October, my daughter reminded me of my promise to make her a Paddington Bear quilt. I promptly bought the fabrics, and then all kinds of art quilting deadlines happened! I've got a good idea of the quilt's design but I have a couple more quilts to do before I can get to this one. The Nifty Novelties Blog Hop was the perfect excuse to make her a Paddington Bear book mini until I get the real quilt done.

Paddington Bear book block mini
Here is a close-up of the book cover
Paddington came with us to a fancy restaurant tonight and became acquainted with my daughter 😊 I'm happy to report that Paddington Bear was on his best behaviour and my daughter loves her mini!

Paddington Bear among the fresh green sprouts
These are the novelty Paddington Bear fabrics
that I bought last fall. They come from around the world!



I hope that you'll visit the other participants in the Nifty Novelties Blog Hop. The links are at the bottom of this very long post!

Giveaway




Marian of Seams to be Sewn has received a whole bunch of fat quarters for the Nifty Novelties Blog Hop. I'm hoping that Rafflecopter will be easy to use. The giveaway is a Timeless Treasures Fabric Bundle. You can find the raffle details on Marian's post. BTW, I will pay for the shipping of the bundle for the winner of my post 😊.
What I learned
  • I was going to appliquĂ© the Paddington Bear pieces without using anything behind them (my usual way!) but it became obvious that I needed some kind of stabilizer. I decided to use the Crafted AppliquĂ© technique. It was perfect for this project.
  • I stitched the pieces to the front of the book cover with Kimono silk thread without a problem but then had major tension issues with the FMQ. At least the tension was so bad that I was able to pull most of the thread out without effort. This is the first time that this has happened - I think my Jag is due for a tune up.
Related links
Linking parties
I'll be linking this sweetheart at many linky parties. Also, don't be shy. Join us with Free Motion Mavericks this week. Your project doesn't have to be free motion quilted. Colour and Inspiration TuesdayMidweek Makers, Put your foot down, Needle & Thread Thursday, Off The Wall Friday, Friday Foto Fun, Monday Making, Moving It Forward, Design Wall Monday,

Project details
Paddington Bear book block mini
7½" x 8½"
Techniques: foundation paper pieced, crafted appliqué technique, FMQ
Material: cotton








Free Motion Mavericks
There were some lovely projects linked up last time. Quilting Gail finished a 2008 UFO from a Japanese star stack and whack class that she attended. Here is a close up of the piecing. If you didn't see it last time, take a few minutes to visit
Quilting Gail's Japanese star stack and whack quilt
Quilting Gail's Japanese star stack and whack quilt

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Thursday, October 24
Quilting and Learning - What a Combo (you are here!)
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Life in the Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches

67 comments:

  1. WoW, that book looks so cute Andree and I'm so happy you joined the bloghop. It is such fun discovering ideas from my fellow bloggers.

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  2. That little book is sooooo cute. Paddington Bear is always a favorite.(willowis4@hotmail.com)

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  3. I'm entering at Quilting & Learning - What a Combo. Love the Paddington Bear.

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  4. Paddington Bear is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing your awesome project Andrée.
    Entering at Quilting and Learning - What a Combo

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  5. I love how you featured Paddington on the book cover, he's adorable

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  6. Very clever and sooo cute. Paddington is always a favorite.

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  7. Cute book cover - your daughter is very fortunate to have such a talented mother!! :)

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  8. Such a cute book. I am entering at Quilting & Learning. This is a new blog to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love Paddington Bear and the book cover is so sweet.

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  11. Quilting and Learning, Love Paddington!

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  12. Who doesn't love Paddington Bear. Too Cute!

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  13. Quilting and learning, of course!

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  14. I love Padding Bear. He's wonderful. I'm entering at quilting learning combo.

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  15. I am entering at Quilting & Learning. This is a new blog to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. That is so cute. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down and for your linky party.

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  17. Quilting & Learning, a new blog for me.
    Such a neat Paddington Bear project! I love mini quilts as well as Paddington Bear. Thank you for sharing your inspiration & creativity with all of us.

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  18. love seeing all the new ideas; I've never see the quilting and learning blog before, but it's wonderful.

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  19. I love Paddington Bear. This is the first time I have been to your site. I am bookmarking it so I can come back again.

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  20. I am entering from Quilting & Learning: What a Combo

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  21. Your book block is so darling! What a great fabric find. I am entering from Andree at Quilting & Learning: What a Combo

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  22. Love your Paddington book cover! Thanks forbinspiration!

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  23. I entered at Quilting & Learning What a Combo

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  24. Entering at Quilting & Learning. Love this block - thanks for introducing me to Kate!
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  25. Entered thru " Quilting & Learning - What a Combo!".... Loooove the Paddington Bear Mini!! So cute..

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  26. Quilting & Learning you've done such a cute mini! Thanks for sharing your time!

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  27. The mini quilt is adorable. Entered on Quilting & Learning - What a Combo!

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  28. Oooh it's so cute! I hope you have time soon to make the quilt. Entered on Quilting & Learning.
    shades000 at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the variety of projects shared on hops. This one is no different and has not failed. Thanks for sharing your mini. MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  30. Love Paddington!!! Your mini is so cute!! wild_blue_farm at yahoo.com

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  31. I love the book block, it’s perfect for many of my hoarded-I mean stashed-novelties!

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  32. Cute Paddington Bear book block and fabric. Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  33. Quilting and Learning – What a Combo. I really like what you did with Paddington Bear

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  34. I'm entering at Quilting and Learning-What a Combo. Such a sweet block! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Quilting and Learning-What a Combo. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  36. Love Paddinton! Entering at Quilting and Learning.

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  37. Your mini is adorable. I made my grandson a Paddington Bear lap quilt and bed quilt when it was born. That was back in 2008 and he still loves them.

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    1. Oops I forgot to say that I am entering at Quilting and Learning

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  38. Quilting and Learning! What a Combo!
    Loved the mini Paddington!

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  39. Love your project with Paddington

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  40. Such a fun project! I love working with novelty fabrics, especially to make things for children. I'm entering at Quilting & Learning - What a Combo.

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  41. Oooh how cute!! I used to love Paddington when I was a kid! Still do, mind you :) Thanks for sharing! xx

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  42. I love Paddington Bear but haven't seen him for quite a while. I am entering at Quilting & Learning - What a Combo. Thanks!

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  43. I love Paddington Bear -- lovely mini!!

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  44. Adorable little Paddington Bear book!

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  45. Paddington Bear! How cute!
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  46. Was that a trick question? LOL! I'm on Andrée Faubert's blog! It's a lovely Paddington Bear mini. I have always loved Paddington, and read the books to my children and my students over many years. Your daughter has good taste in literature and friends. =)

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  47. quiltinglearningcombo.blogspot.com. I love your Read quilt. I am going to make one for my adult daughters and grandson. They will love it.

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  48. That is so cute. Now your daughter will end up with 2 Paddington Bear quilts. Entering at Quilting and Learning-What a Combo!

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  49. Quilting & Learning:) how adorable! I love that its a paddington book.

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  50. That is a great fabric for the book. Andrée.
    Entering at Quilting and Learning - What a Combo

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  51. I'm entering at Andrée G. Faubert's Quilting & Learning - What a Combo! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  52. This is a really cute print. He looks great on a book cover. A full quilt will be fantastic!

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  53. Paddington Bear is so cute and he deserves his own mini!. I am entering at Quilting & Learning-What a Combo.

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  54. Entering at Quilting and Learning and Paddington Bear is always a winner!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  55. Your Paddington Bear is adorable.

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  56. Entering at Quilting and Learning--Thanks for the Blog Hop and all the new ideas!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  57. So cute! I love the movies! Entering at Quilting & Learning - What a Combo! Thank you, Susan

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  58. What an adorable little quilt. I can see a larger quilt made from so many books!!

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  59. Entering at Quilting & Learning - What a Combo? Paddington Bear is so cute!

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  60. thank you for the share information

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