Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Living Like Nancy Drew

Well, it's here! My day to post my Nancy Drew project.
The good news is all of my ridiculously small flying geese are done and the top is put together. 
The bad news, when I went to started to quilt it I had a machine / tension issue which I tried to resolve myself. I got the machine back together, with only one extra screw! I hope it's not an important one. The issue came back within a short time, so my project is sadly not complete.

I loved Nancy Drew as a young girl. My friends and I read and re-read every book a billion times. My all time favorite were the originals with the blue and orange covers. Nancy was smart, independent, and fearless, which are all things I strive to be in my life. These are also qualities that we should teach all girls to be, in my opinion!

Nancy maze quilt top.

Nancy's following the clues.


Flying geese lead the path to the center.

All pinned a little quilted.
I picked some of my favorite sayings from Nancy's Guide to Life for the white areas. It will say things like:
Boys like girls who doggedly pursue their goals (or prey, as the case may be) - The Secret of the Wooden Lady
Clumsy, fat men who are looking at middle age through a rear-view mirror should not attempt to keep pace with lithe young women. - The Whispering Statue
A young lady with some judo skills can take care of unwanted advances in short order. - The Whispering Statue
I keep my Guide to Life on my desk at work, next to my Congolese "Speak no Evil" gorillas and my mold spore.
 I hope to get my machine fixed asap, so I hope you all can check back and see the final product!

In the meantime, please visit my fellow Nancy Drew bloggers and see what they've been inspired to make with Get a Clue with Nancy Drew!
  

64 comments:

apple blossom said...

oh, I just love your quilt very original.

Thearica said...

wow!! If you had been up on time I bet you would have made top 3! This is great!

Mimi said...

Great idea for this blog hop - quite original and perfectly themed!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!!

Linda said...

A-mazing! What a great quilt for this fabric. Great job!

Carol said...

I'm so glad you got it all up and running...machine problems are so annoying. Your quilt is beautiful and the maze with the geese make it just amazing...love it!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What an amazing quilt!

Domestic Bliss said...

Flying geese, a maze, and Nancy Drew... what a fabulous combination! You are so creative!!

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh delightful this is....you no doubt would have made it to our top choices today....inspiring quilt...love those colours

Just Quilt It said...

This is a-maze-ing! Great job!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

The geese are amazing. Something I haven't tried yet.

Patty said...

This was a"MAZE"ing. Love this.

Chiska said...

I love this! It's gorgeous.

Mara said...

What an amazing quilt, so many flying geese, loved Patty's response.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Awesome!

Vickie said...

Absolutely a beautiful quilt. I will watch for the pictures of it when you're done quilting it !

Theresa said...

Wow, that is an absolutely fantastic quilt - brilliant idea and all of those are perfect. Hope your machine woes are soon a thing of that past.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love your maze with the flying geese! Great job! Can hardly wait to see the finished quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Truffle queen said...

WOWEEEE!! Beautiful work! Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing!! Amazing work!!

Amy said...

What a clever quilt! It is just beautiful! I hope your screw was an extra for good measure.

Pattie Crum said...

Love it. And weren't you saying you were looking for a good screw, oh, I think that was something totally different wasn't it.

MooseStash Quilting said...

OMG this is adorable. I love your quiltie. And you have the best desk in town. Mold spore and gorillas, now that's hilarious!

Beth Strand said...

Great quilt and thanks for sharing the quotes!

Anonymous said...

I really like your quilt even though it isn't finished. I think it is very clever. It one of my favorite items on this hop.

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sandra said...

A very a mazing quilt. Beautiful job love those flying geese.

Gill said...

This is fantastic! I love flying geese!
Thank you for sharing!

Judy B said...

Love your Nancy Drew quilt and the way you incorporated the sayings! Thank you for sharing.

Teresa said...

Love your quilt! I never wold have thought of anything like that!

thepiececorps said...

That's a-maze-ing! B-)

Britt-Inger said...

You have made an awesome project. Thanks for sharing

OhioLori said...

Absolutely LOOOOVE your very creative Quilt!!! Lotsa work put into it for sure!!! Awesome Job!!

(also loved your "Sunday Smiles" post!! Great pictures!!! Doggie on couch looks soooo sorry doesn't he???lol)

The Slow Quilter said...

WoW!! is right for this mazy quilt you created. Great Job, I just love it. ou will have to have a tut on doing them maze.

Bobbie said...

what an A Mazing quilt! Those ittle bitty gooses are great! I think I need a copy of Nancy's Guide :)

Kathy H said...

Enjoyed your maze quilt and also great quotes.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Great quilt!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

FABULOUS quilt! Should have been top 2

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

That's a very clever project and very original. Great work.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Outstanding!!! Bravo!!!

Jeanie said...

The maze...the flying geese pointing the way.... just amazing! Thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt!

Sharon said...

Great pattern and detail.....you will get it done.....

Vicki H said...

I love the maze and all the geese. Very original. Thanks for sharing.

Karrie S said...

Aww, I'm sorry about your machine, but I LOVE your quilt! I saw that it was a maze at first glance, and when I saw the flying geese for the clues, I got so excited about it! How clever! Just let me tell you, that even though you didn't finish it, that I LOVE your project! I'm so glad that your machine let you get that much done! Thanks for sharing with us, and I'll definitely by back to see it finished :)

-karrie

Cindy said...

Wow...so many little flying geese! Nice original quilt!

jan said...

I love love love this maze quilt! Sew cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Cecilia said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing. I hope your machine is fixed soon.

Ellie said...

Love it!

MIss Sherry said...

Vicki girl, the quilt is really creative! Way to go - Job well done. I loved reading Nancy Drew as a kid too. Loved seeing your home.... you have been one busy girl.

Cathy said...

Your quilt is fantastic! Very, very unique and creative! It`s wonderful!

Linda J said...

Booooo on uncooperative machines. Hooray though for that impressive quilt top. WOW! A maze is a perfect choice for the intrepid detective Nancy Drew!

Jenn said...

Very clever, I like it very much :) The silhouette is perfect.

Jenn:)

www.nancydrewsleuth.com

Suze said...

I love the quilt with the maze and the way the flying geese lead to the middle. I love flying geese, but not particularly to make them. I have a quilt to make from flying geese blocks and this helps to motivate me to get it done. Thanks for hopping and inspiring us. I hope you get your machine fixed so you can continue to wow us and you can get this quilt finished. The sayings from the different books are a great touch.

BizyStitches said...

Love the quilt and how it is laid out. Very cute. Thanks for the fun.

LJ said...

I'm so impressed with your project - even if you weren't able to finish it. Look at all those flying geese! Holy Smokes! Nancy would love it!

StitchinByTheLake said...

A maze - I wouldn't have thought of it and it's just wonderful! blessings, marlene

MoeWest said...

Your quilt design is wonderful and you did a great job on the little flying geese!

Laura said...

I am so sorry to hear about your broken machine. Your quilt is fabulous so far. Can't wait to see the finished project!

Corrie said...

It's wonderful. What a great tribute to Nancy! (and you!)

Jenny said...

wow. wow. wow. Even without the quilting done, this quilt is amazing. Great job

Cliodana said...

beautiful quilt! thank's hoping with us. have a nice day

Julia said...

Your quilt is absolutely amazing and beautiful! Love the flying geese. So glad that I checked back today to see your quilt.

Sallie said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

vicki said...

Cool quilt. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Tricia said...

A-MAZE-ING!!! You soooo have a clue!! Thank You for sharing your wonderful project with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Pat V. said...

What can I say, this quilt is simply a-maze-ing (couldn't resist)!

Aaseen Roy said...

Love your maze with the flying geese! Great job!It's wonderful...





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