Monday, November 26, 2012
Nancy's Mysterious Quilt
I've been absolutely dying to show you this quilt! The pattern is a free download from the Moda Bake Shop. You'll find my Nancy Drew giveaway at the bottom of this post.
I grew up on Nancy Drew books, always wishing I could find a secret passageway or an old diary...something spooky and mysterious. But there's not a lot of spooky and mysterious to be found when you live in a newly built house.
These days, I've got an old barn and and old attic, and a whole collection of antique trunks. But not many mysteries, unless I'm trying to figure out which of the kids did what.
When I first saw the previews for Moda's Get a Clue With Nancy Drew fabric, I got giddy. Those book covers...and the spines...and the end papers... I knew I wanted to make a quilt with it!
And while I was waiting for the fabric to arrive, and then for the chance to show you the finished project, I tried to piece a black widow spider and made a cover for my 1930s and 40s era Nancy Drew books which also fits a Kindle. There's a tutorial for that here.
And now I'm working on another project for the Nancy Drew blog hop in January... I think I need to buy more of this fabric. Signups for the blog hop are still open -- head over to Carol's blog for the details.
Is it conjuring up as many happy memories for you as it is for me? I've been having an absolute blast, re-reading a bunch of Nancy Drew books and discovering some series from the same era that I missed when I was a kid -- Cherry Ames and Vicki Barr and Judy Bolton and the Dana Girls...
Did you love the Nancy Drew books as much as I did? Does this fabric make you feel like re-reading them? I've managed to find copies of four of the six titles featured on the quilt top to give away. According to The Nancy Drew Library, these are vintage Twin Thriller book club editions. Each book contains two complete Nancy Drew mysteries, the same text as appeared in the yellow cover books on the quilt.
One of my followers will receive both books - to enter, just be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post before 11:59pm December 10.
Come back tomorrow and I'll tell you where I found the moss covered mansion (which is actually part of an asylum) to take the pictures!