Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Fairy Tales Blog Hop

 Thanks so much Joan for organising this blog hop, and I'm so sorry for being late to the party. 😒

Garden Fairy    

Here is Rose, my Garden Fairy.

Rose lives in my back garden

I am very privileged that Rose lives in my back garden. She loves flowers of all kinds.

She's not always easy to spot but she did stand still for a few pictures. She loves flowers but her favourites are the pink and mauve ones. She can find some of these all summer long in different parts of the garden.

Rose loves pink and mauve flowers

Rose visiting the bird feeder

Rose let me create this piece. It's mostly raw edge appliqué over some fun pink tulle with dots! I FMQ the appliqué and then hand-stitched and embroidered three of the edges. Since she loves all things translucent, that's what I used. There are even small white seed beads.

Rose, my Garden Fairy

I'm so glad that you were able to meet Rose. She is looking forward to seeing the other posts in the Blog Hop and hopes to meet other fairies 😊

What I learned
  • Even if a piece is done, it doesn't mean that the blog post has been written!
  • A quilting calendar is only useful if you actually check it!
  • I had a great time creating this piece - Rose was thrilled to have an art quilt made about her.
  • I did add any batting to this piece, so it's not technically a quilt. It just didn't seem to require it, especially since the tulle was only stitched where other pieces are over it, so it adds shadow and a third dimension to the piece.
  • I didn't want to bind it so I started by adding the ribbon on the right and from there just lace and embroidery stitches.
Linking parties
I'll be linking this post to many fun linking parties. Check them out as well as the other participants of the blog hop listed below. Free Motion Mavericks with Muv, Patchwork & QuiltsMonday Making, Design Wall Monday, Midweek MakersPut Your Foot Down

Here is the list of participants. I will update the week's links as the party continues. Thanks again Carole for organising this fun event.

Monday June 21







Tuesday June 22






Wednesday June 23

Just Let Me Quilt

Websterquilt

Inflorescence

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Just Because Quilts

Domestic Felicity

Thursday June 24

Scrapdash

That Fabric Feeling

Ms P Designs USA

Quilt Schmilt

Patchouli Moon Studio

Days Filled With Joy

Goofin' Off Around the Block


38 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Rose is absolutely stunning! I want a sister to live in my garden!

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    1. Thanks so much Joan. It was a lot of fun to make :-)

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  2. I love Rose, and she would approve of most of the flowers in my garden - purples and pinks! Yes, looking at a calendar is a helpful thing!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. Your garden sounds lovely :-)

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    1. Thanks Anorina. Rose was a delight to make and I'm so happy that she chose my garden!

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  4. What a wonderful creation. Rose is a beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. I'm so glad that Rose is so close by. She is a beauty.

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  5. Rose is beautiful! What a great idea!

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    1. Thanks - it felt like Rose just wanted to have her portrait done!

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  6. Rose is lovely and a perfect garden fairy. I like your treatment of the wall hanging. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I am running behind and am a day late, so I just wanted to pop in and say I adore your fairy! Today I saw unicorns, mermaid and a fairy on the hop, which are all my favorites!

    I'm late, I'm late for
    A very important date.
    No time to say hello, good-bye,
    I'm late, I'm late, I'm late
    I'm late and when I wave,
    I lose the time I save.
    My fuzzy ears and whiskers
    Took me too much time to shave.
    I run and then I hop, hop, hop,
    I wish that I could fly.
    There's danger if I dare to
    Stop and here's a reason why:
    I'm over-due, I'm in a rabbit stew.
    Can't even say good-bye,
    Hello, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.

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    1. Hi Daryl, it looks like you've been having a great time in fairytale land!

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  8. Ooooh, c'est adorable ! Super mignon, j'adore !!

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  9. Rose is very beautiful...thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Carol, Rose has been happily taking in the compliments!

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  10. Andrée Rose is a sweet little fairy. How wonderful she lives in your garden

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    1. Hi Carol, I'm very fortunate that she's here :-)

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  11. This is absolutely lovely, Andree! I really like how you used the lace! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Brenda, I love being able to add lace and ribbon to quilts!

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  12. Your fairy is wonderful, Andree! Everything came together so nicely in this piece and those hot pink dots on the tulle background are perfect, like fairy magic sparkling all around her. I love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca, Rose really inspired me :-)

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  13. A garden fairy is a wonderful idea. It's better than a scarecrow for sure!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks - Rose is wonderful for the summer - the scarecrow comes in the fall :-)

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  14. Thank you for sharing your garden fairy! She's adorable.

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon. Rose and I loved being a part of this blog hop!

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  15. Rose is absolutely amazing. I simply do not have the creativity to plan and execute such a beautiful piece. I love blog hops and linky parties for just this reason...to enjoy the diversity of projects that people create. Thanks for sharing! -Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea, actually I didn't plan a thing! I found the Rose fabric and just sort of tried things until it worked.

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  16. I enjoyed Rose a lot. Such a great addition to your flower gardens!

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    1. Thanks Sue, Rose is enjoying the new plants in the garden - I bought them just for her ;-)

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  17. Rose is a lovely project.

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    1. Thanks so much Theresa. It was a lot of fun to make.

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  18. Oh wow, Rose is just gorgeous! A great project for this hop! xx

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    1. Thanks Joy. She was a pleasure to make and I had fun taking the pictures!

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  19. Instant nostalgia! My daughter used to have the Flower Fairies book. What fun putting Rose in the garden - she looks so at home amongst the flowers.
    Love, Muv

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    1. Thanks so much Muv. I didn't know about flower fairies until recently. I'm glad that she decided to come to my garden :-)

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