More Nancy Drew

25 03 2016

The full-sized version of the Nancy Drew quilt is finally finished and photographed.  There were so many of these great fabrics that I felt I had to include as much as I possibly could.  The bold colors were fun to play with.

Get a Clue with Nancy Drew, 2015 61" x 73"

Get a Clue with Nancy Drew, 2015                  61″ x 73″

And here is a detail of the blocks and some of the quilting.

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The “Get a Clue” line of fabrics from Moda also included these larger panels of the book covers, so I used this piece for the back instead of trying to find a comfortable way to cut these into blocks.

Nancy Drew Quilt--Back

Do you remember Nancy?  Yes, I read the books in my youth, and I have re-read a few more recently, too, just to take a trip down memory lane.

Now my daughter collects those old books we all discarded, so this quilt is for her.

 

Photography by Sibila Savage





Get a Clue with Nancy Drew

11 12 2015

Any Nancy Drew mysteries fans out there?  My sister, my cousins and I would gobble these books up when we were young.

Now my daughter collects all the ones we threw away, and also the ones that were published before even I was born!

So when Moda produced a line of Get a Clue with Nancy Drew fabric a few years ago, I was intrigued.  How could all these brights work together in a quilt.

This quilt is made from the leftovers from making Maggie’s quilt.  Yes, another where the leftovers were finished before the major quilt.

Nancy Drew II, 2015 44.5" x 44.5"

  Nancy Drew II, 2015
  44.5″ x 44.5″

 

Simple quilting in each of the blocks in the center part of the quilt.

Nancy Drew II, Detail 1

Nancy Drew II, Detail 1

. . .  and a red diamond quilting pattern in the border.   I’m getting good enough to be able to do this one without marking the lines.

Nancy Drew II, Detail 3

Nancy Drew II, Detail 3

I still have plenty of this fabric left, so I will make a few more small ones like this, and they all will be available in the Marketplace of the Voices in Cloth 2016 show in March of next year.  Click here for more details about that show.