Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's Raining Pom Poms

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Shake Your Pom Pom blog hop!!

I'd like to thank Thearica and Madame Samm for all of the effort they put into arranging these hops. It's a huge amount of work and they've done a great job!

I finally got my beloved Janome back last week and had an already scheduled girls quilting weekend, so I've spent the last 72 hours quilting like a mad woman! I've literally had 5 hours sleep in that 72 hours, so this is going to be short and sweet in order to keep it somewhat coherent. Even though I pulled 2 all nighters, I wasn't able to completely finish my quilt, but it's mostly done.
 I couldn't believe my luck when I found multi-colored blue poms that I think actually look like a rainy day.
This is my in fully assembled quilt top. I put the hot pink rain drops on pre-applique, but found that I couldn't quilt with them on, so I had to snip them off and will reattach them once the quilting is complete. I used my pom poms to symbolize rain drops around some of the cutest umbrellas possible.

I used white metallic thread and quilted a Morton Salt girl silhouette in the focus, beaded umbrella. I used blue metallic thread to quilt the umbrellas and rain.
My dear friend Sophie happend to be at the quilting weekend, which was lucky for me since she can draw and I can't. Stick figures are my forte, so the salty girl was well out of my league. Thanks Soph!!!
Unfortunately I had a mishap and some of the colors started to bleed onto the gray, so I had to quickly wash and dry my unfinished quilt, pins and all. I would not recommend this, but I was terrified the bleeding wouldn't come out if I didn't deal with it immediately.
This is it's current state:


Thanks for visiting and putting up with my sleep deprived ramblings. I'm off to sleep for about 14 hours now.

Here's my fellow Pom Pom Hoppers, I hope you get to visit them all and enjoy their Pom Pom Shaking as much as I do!!
April 29


73 comments:

Theresa said...

Your quilt is lovely!

Amy said...

What a great quilt! It is just adorable and the quilting is fabulous too! I love the silhouette of the Morton salt girl under the umbrella. Nice work!

Scrapatches said...

The colors and fabrics are very lovely. The raindrops and umbrellas theme is sew cute. The pom-pom trim really adds a lot to this, as does your lovely quilting. May you enjoy some sleep and finishing your quilt ... :) Pat

♥Duff said...

your sense of colorplay is always spot-on! you've made a rainy day infinitely fun!

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice finish and an adorable quilt. Your Morton girl and the details in your quilting are perfect! Don't you just love these hops!!!! Jane

Judy B said...

Love your umbrella pom pom quilt! Thank you for sharing.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

What a great quilt - the pom poms are just the perfect touch!

Nati said...

Those umbrellas are gorgeous, it looks fantastic, thanks for sharing!

feltfree på Åsly said...

So lovely your quilt. The colors are so bright.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is so beautiful with an awesome quilting. Thanks for sharing

charlotte said...

Absolutely lovely. The umbrellas, the fabrics and the quilting. You did a terrific job. I love it! Now get some rest.

Thearica said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice job. I really like those umbrellas and the blue pom-poms are a good match.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh love your quilt! great idea to make use this way.

Jeanie said...

In spite of your difficulties and lack of sleep.... your quilt is really cute! It will be just wonderful when it's finished! Thanks for sharing!

patchouli moon studio said...

How darling! The umbrella and the pom-poms are just great!

Donna said...

What an adorable quilt! Makes me smile!

Tammy said...

What a supe quilt. Gorgeous.

Linda said...

Your quilt is so pretty!!! The pom poms around the edge are just perfect for it!

Sowing Stitches said...

Your use of the pom pom trim on your quilt is perfect! :)

Mhairi said...

Gorgeous. I love the umbrellas and I love the pompoms around the edge. It looks wonderful.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Just Sew Sue said...

You've made a lovely job of the quilt.

Sharon said...

The quilt is just awesome.....great job...your colors are perfect for a bright and lovely quilt

Needled Mom said...

Very cute. I love your quilting of the rain and the little puddles. The pom poms look terrific around the edges.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This just so sweet and lovely!

vicki said...

Very pretty! Now get some sleep! lol vickise at gmail dot com

apple blossom said...

very very nice love your quilt

Gwen said...

What an absolutely beautiful April showers quilt! I love all those umbrellas and the blue "rain" pompoms add a nice finishing touch. Get some good sleep now!

Just Quilt It said...

This is lovely! I especially like the soft colors and beautiful fabrics. Don't you just love those quilt retreats with friends? We do it once a year and are considering making it twice. Sweet dreams.

Carol said...

Those are beautiful umbrellas and the pom poms are so cool in the multi colors, too! I love your quilt!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Adorable way to add to the borders! Love it!

Linda J said...

Beautiful quilt! I know you had some anxious moments but it looks like you got past it in the end. Now get to bed and get some sleep!

Purl Buttons said...

Your quilt is just as cute as can be. I love umbrella blocks and yours is so sweet. I wish I could see the metallic thread in person.

Kirsten said...

Very creative quilt. I also really like the name of your blog!

Cheers, K

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is gorgeous!

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful job, love all those poms!

Mary said...

What a cute idea. You did a great job. Thank yo for sharing.

Lou said...

Too cute!!!
Love the quilting and the poms in the border are the sweetest!

Lou said...

Too cute!!!
Love the quilting and the poms in the border are the sweetest!

JanesQuilting said...

You quilt is so pretty. I love the fabric and how you placed everything, very neat.

Gill said...

Fabulous!! I love your quilt.
Thank you for sharing!

Brenda said...

Very cute. Love the umbrellas. Great job!

Kathy H said...

Wonderful quilt and the quilting is just so great. I had never used any pom poms on a quilt before but have been really enjoying seeing how they liven up so many projects.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here
Yes, this is very sweet. I love it
Umbrellas need to perky.
VEry nice and creative indeed

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilt!

jan said...

Adorable - love the umbrellas and pom poms!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great job! Love the umbrellas and Morton Salt girl. Thanks for sharing.

Little Quilt Shop said...

WOW!! That is just so great!!! Love the Morton gal!!

evelyn said...

Love all your colours. The two fabric umbrellas are awesome. Pompoms are the finishing touch.

robin said...

Wonderful quilt - the pom poms add a nice touch.

Madame Samm said...

Oh my goodness, this is just beautiful...all of your umbrellas are prettier than the one next to them....
it is raining here, and this just makes our day sunny..

Janet said...

Very cute! Love the umbrellas, the quilting, the fabric and everything.

Cathy said...

Your quilt is Beautiful!

Pauline said...

I love your quilt, it's so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

neenajack@sbcglobal.net
What a great Quilt!!!

carla said...

Hi!!! This is so sweet and adorable!!! The morton salt girl is a fave of mine!!! She reminds me of April showers every time I see her!!!! The pom poms are perfect!!!!

Emily C said...

Great quilt! Love the umbrellas. Sometimes things do not go the way we planned it, but you persevered and have a lovely quilt to show for it.

Cheryl Greenleaf said...

I think this is a case of you see it but it looks great to me.

Good job!

maggie said...

I LOVE the umbrellas
Great job!
cheers
maggie

Suze said...

I love the quilt. The poms to simulate rain drops is a great idea and perfect for spring. The quilting is wonderful. I went to a free motion class on Saturday and that'll probably be that. I have trouble visualizing while I'm moving. The instructor's theme was to mark none, if at all possible. I did sign up for a walking foot class she offers - that's more my forte. It looks as if you have certainly found your niche. Thanks for hopping, sharing a wonderful quilt with colors that are some of my personal favorites, and being an inspiration. I can tell you missed your machine. I hope sleep will come soon.

LJ said...

What a totally adorable quilt with all those lovely umbrellas. Who wouldn't want to walk in the rain with one of them? Great idea for use of your poms and wonderful project!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Divino!!!

Megan said...

What a sweet quilt and the pom poms add just the right amount of whimsy! Great job!

Allison said...

fantastic quilt! the umbrellas are so cute, and I just love the blue pom poms!

lefuntz said...

Well done! I'm glad you got your machine back in time. Now you can rest.

Kristen King said...

What a very pretty quilt! :)

Lisa said...

I love your quilt it is creative and unique! Just beautiful!

Heide said...

Great quilt. Love your color choices.

Loralynn said...

Darling wall hanging!

MoeWest said...

You've done a great job on this quilt! The quilting and pompoms really add to the effect.

Lavonna ZWB said...

Love your quilting on this! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-thats really cute, wonderful idea!