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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Little Gift

Now that this little piece has arrived at its new home, I can share pictures.  I needed a gift for someone and found out she loved all things Mary Engelbreit so I immediately knew I wanted to do a teapot wallhanging.
Years ago I did a ME quilt for my daughter.  I still have scraps left (imagine that LOL) - it was so much fun to re-visit all these cute fabrics.
The thing about ME fabric is that they have such a personality, they are almost like "friends" :).  And they are so quirky that you don't have to stress about what goes with what.  I hand appliqued and hand quilted this little piece.  The border was a little hard to do with the small pieces and seams.  But it was still so much fun.
I just cut little pieces of lots of different scraps.  And then in true ME style, you anchor everything with black.
Don't you love this little face??
The back was just a blue  piece of ME I had.
And of course, the hidden kitty :) - my trademark.
Have a great day,
Karen

10 comments:

regan said...

So sweet! I've never had the fabric, but lots of cards and t-shirts from ME. LOVE her stuff!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

So, so cute! I love Mary Engelbreit. She's from St. Louis, so I was a fan of hers before she became "famous". I've got lots of her stuff, but I've never bought any of her fabrics. Your friend is very blessed.

*karendianne. said...

So cute. Great pics to enjoy the fabric detail!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How adorable! I still remember the fabric collecting for K's quilt. Such fun fabrics.

Karen said...

Cute little quilt. I have always thought Mary E. things were cute as can be.

Vivian said...

Mary E's fabrics and calendars are some of my favorites. (My little picture that follows me around blogland is one of her pictures, I think.)
Lucky friend! Your little project is as cute as can be. Glad you showed the kitty. I would have been straining my eyes, looking for her.

Kathie said...

I love ME fabrics, she just makes me happy.
Love this and the tea pot is just adorable!
thanks for sharing
Kathie

choc chip addict said...

That is soooooo cute! What a special gift for your friend. Love the little hidden kitty.

Pokey said...

ME in any form is Happy! I love your sweet little gift, and as an "all things Mary" decorator in my classroom, I know your friend will LOVE this!
:-}|pokey

Janan said...

This little quilt looks great in your friends sewing room.