Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Born To Be Wild Blog Hop

 Hello Hoppie Friends,

I'm so happy to be participating in another wonderful Hop  coordinated for your viewing pleasure by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt .

When I first signed up for this hop I made a note in my calendar for "The Jungle Hop" and from that point on Jungle ideas were all that I was tying to the projects I was considering.  I pulled all of the fabric in my stash remotely related to jungles, duh.

I did have one solid plan and that was for an Easy Peasy drawstring Backpack using some of my fun kid fabric stash.  My guild is currently working at making these bags for moms in a local womans shelter.  Some of the fabric that was donated was for kids and that got us thinking that the kids would probably need  some basics as badly as their moms.  



I've had this wonderful fun jungle fabric in my stash for way to long.  Yea,  2005  is what it really says. Time to put it to good use.


I usually make the front and back the same but got more mileage using the cuties just on the front and coordinating fabric on the backs.


This year one of my goals was to clean up some of my UFO's.  While looking for "jungle"fabric I found a great jungle panel in one of the bins.  I don't think I've done more than one or two panels in my quilting lifetime and have no idea where this one came from but it fit my version of the theme of this hop and will find a happy home with one of the H2H2021 Charities this year.


This panel had a date in the selvage of 2013. I believe that makes it a UFO.

Then last week we received our 2 weeks to go reminder about the "Born To Be Wild" hop

 and I realized that all that jungle thinking was behind me.     I am a lover of Clip Art and go there often for ideas .  So I typed in Born to be Wild and got an interesting mix of ideas that I thought may or may not work.

Since I had a very busy schedule over the past  couple of weeks I thought I might go with ideas for maybe pin cushions, mug rugs, placemats - you know the type of quickie things that are just plain ole fun to make on the fly. 

I found 2 designs that I loved. One I thought would make a great pin cushion and one a very sweet mug rug that I would enjoy waking up to in the morning.  

I started with the pin cushion while I was watching TV in the back ground.  Well I didn't size it very well when I went to print in out onto my fabric and instead of stopping and starting over I just kept with it. 

The first border was on before my brain realized that an 8 inch plus square may be just a tad large for a pin cushion.  In for a penny,  I decided to just add another border and call it a mug rug. By the time that was on it was dang near placemat size.


I really did want to make this design into a pin cushion so the next morning I started over and viola I got a pin cushion.  The total pin cushion is just slightly smaller at 5 inches square, than the original print out.





I still had the one design that I did want for a mug rug.  Isn't he the cutest fella.  I'm in love.   


Can't think of a sweeter way to start my day than with him at the table.  He is so sweet that I want to share him with one of you. As you can see there are 2 of him.  Make a note in your comment if you are interested in being in the drawing to win one of them and let me know which one, the light grey border or the dark grey border. He's little and lite weight so I will send him anywhere.  Oh, and I have no idea how washable he may or may not be.  I printed him out on my HP printer with HP ink and heavily heat pressed him onto the fabric.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to both of my interpretations of yet another terrific hop. Please take some time to visit all of the participants in this fun  hop that I have listed here for your viewing pleasure. You will be so glad you did and the ideas to add to your to do list will blow you away.



35 comments:

  1. Great projects! I’m sure the kids bags will be well loved.

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  2. You just went wild w ith this one, didn't you? I really enjoyed reading your post and seeing what all you came up with. All great ideas. Every single one of them. It's amazing sometimes how we can think we don't have anything and then come up with so many thoughts. I know you will enjoy your pillow and pincushion every time you see them. Thanks for the fun.

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  3. A wonderful array of ideas! Your pincushion and mug rugs are adorable.

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  4. WOW - how adorable are all these!! I would just love the dark gray born to be mild!! Thanks for the great ideas

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  5. Marvelous! I love the lady on the scooter, and the look on the face of the cat! I would have made it into a mug rug too, so I could enjoy it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Selina, what a bunch of fun projects. The backpacks are adorable. Kids will love them. Scooter Granny is hilarious! That’s all of us grannies on our way to a quilt shop. Ha! Your story is so funny about taking the long way around (or scenic route) to get to a pin cushion. Love it! The mug rugs also are adorable. I think he is a little more on the side of “wanna be wild”. Great projects.

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  7. Hi remember me? I used some of the fabric you gave me in a very special teacher quilt. You sent a few cut strips of a doggie words that I used to frame the paper pieced dogs. You also had cut a bunch of 5 x 5 blue squares that I added to the quilt. The teacher asked for dogs and lots of blue. With your fabrics I had such a great selection of blues and even though it is not a fantastic design it is loved. BTW it also used the Moda Use Kind Words panel on the back. I made this same teacher a quilt 3 years ago and she loves the quote about if you can be anything choose kind so it worked. Thanks so much for your special additions to the teacher quilt.

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  8. Wow I love all of your projects! Very cool backpacks and cute panel quilt. The lady on the scooter is a hoot--how delightful!--and the sloth mug rug, oh how sweet! I would love having one of those, the darker gray is my fave. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. oh but your projects are wonderful. I love the back packs. Some children are going to love those. Your born to be wild ladies are so fun. Makes me smile. What cute sloths. My husbands favorite animal. I love the dark gray one. Thanks for sharing. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  10. Such fun projects. The woman on the scooter cracks me up.

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  11. Fantastic projects! Your drawstring bags are great!

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  12. You had me laughing at your plan to sew a pincushion that ended up a mug rug/placemat and pillow. She's quite the character on that scooter and looks wild on all of them! I love that you're digging out fabric and UFO's to use them in your projects. Great finishes in those backpacks and quilt...thanks for sharing!

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  13. I'm totally impressed with your printing out from clip art. Cute,cute. I like the mug rug with the darker grey frame.
    Bobbiesews

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  14. You are so generous with your time to make bags for the women's center. Thank you. Loved that "Born to be Wild" cartoon and it sure did make up well into the pincushion and mug rug. Great.

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  15. Great projects! I'm sure that the children will love their new back packs. I had never thought of printing clip art for quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. All of our projects are just great, Selina! Those backpacks though (Heart)

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  17. Love that you thought about the kidlets needing bags for their necessities, and I can relate to your pincushion growing way out of bounds. Naturally you don't want to shrink that lady on the scooter. But, it is the sloth that has stolen my heart, especially the one with the dark gray frame.

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  18. I love all the things you made well done I especially love your mug rug design and the pincushion you can never have too many of either

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  19. Love all you projects. The "Born to be Mild" little guy is my favorite ... that's more my speed ... :) Pat

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  20. Wow so many great projects and love your pincushions and the sloth is just too cute.

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  21. So many great projects - you went to town!

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  22. Selina, those are all adorable projects. I think the jungle panel quilt is my favorite, the monkeys are just so cute!

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  23. Adorable projects. The backpacks are a great idea, and will likely be used a lot.

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  24. Love those backpacks. All your projects are wonderful!

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  25. Wow. You've been busy. Lots of great ideas and implementations.
    I'd love to find a home for the sloth - I already know who I would gift it to if I won it. I like the dark grey border.

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  26. Love your project's, I'm sure the kids will like the backpacks knowing that someone cared enough to think of them also.If I would win, I would like the dark grey. My morning Pepsi would look good on him. I don't drink coffee.

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  27. You always inspire. I love your drawstring bags. You know some little ones will absolutely flip over them. I love that panel print. I have quite a few myself, and really don't have any idea what to do with them. LOL!! But you had me at your use of clipart. I am a clipart junkie and never thought about printing them on fabric. Oh my, you may have created a monster here! hahahaha I love it.

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  28. All of your quilts are just adorable! I especially like the wild animals 1-2-3, and the pincushion/pillow picture make me laugh out loud. You made my day. Thanks!

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  29. Great job with all your projects!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Super fun projects. When I grow up, I want to be like that lady on her scooter :)

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  31. Love that grandma on a scooter - she's definitely wild!

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  32. Wow! Such amazing, fun, Wild projects! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the darker grey border. Now to make notes to add your projects to my To Do list. 😉

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  33. Deep stash bags, an H2H donation quilt, and some other fun quilted items, too?! You really went WILD for this Hop!!

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  34. Aww such cute projects!!! Perfect for this hop! xx

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