Monday, May 6, 2013

It is my is my Mirror Ball Dot Project

It is week to post my without further adieu here it is. 

It is a smaller version of the wall hanging I made last year that now hangs over my bed (see post from November 17, 2012) When I first saw the Mirror Ball Dot fabric I just knew I had to have some. I first found it at the Paducah Quilt show and I bought several colors having no idea how would use them. Those fat quarters hung around for awhile...I went back to the Paducah Quilt show the following year and bought more. Since I just had fat quarters of the material I knew I could not make something big. Then an idea came to me while I was driving...most of my ideas come that is a wonder I do not have accidents. I would use the fabric and create a wall hanging using the fabric and design some embroidery flowers to go in squares around the fabric. I could then add on to the piece all those funky flower jewelry parts that have been hanging around my studio for years.

So when Mark Hordyszynski asked me to join this hop I jumped at the chance. I decided to work with my favorite colors from the new reissued line of Mirror Ball dot fabric...Luna, Citron, Limeaid and Lagoon. I picked out some cotton fabric from Michael Miller for the backgrounds of the embroidered flowers and I was off and stitching.

Friends would tell you that I rarely use anything glittery or shiny in my artwork...I have always loved everything to have a matte finish. But there is something about this fabric that just enchants me...I think it is the combo of a matte shiny dot on a matte background...that and the fact that the pattern of it is polka dots which I just love! And of course the colors are to die for. 

Here are some close-ups of the four squares so you can see the embroidery better.

I will be offering a PDF download of this wall hanging with the sizes and patterns for the embroidery through my Etsy site for the minimum cost of $5. The pattern will be available in 2 weeks...right now I am up to my eyeballs in getting my artwork done for the New York Stationary show which opens May 19th. But I will make up the pattern as soon as I am done and I will post that the pattern is ready for purchase on my blog.

And now your chance to win a prize is finally here. It is easy...just add a comment at the bottom of this post. Next Monday I will randomly choose a winner who will receive a Mirror Ball Dot color card and FIVE FAT QUARTERS of Mirror Ball Dot fabric plus a free pattern of my project. I will also chose 5 additional winners to receive a free pattern of this project.

I had a blast making this project and working with the Mirror Ball Dot fabric again. I am so happy it is back and I cannot wait to buy all the colors. Thanks so much to Mark for including me in this blog hop...I was very flattered to be picked. Just when I wonder if anyone is reading this blog something like this project pops up!

Remember.....PLEASE add your comments to win the prize.


  1. I read your blog, Linda! And I love these flowers. I hope I win a prize.

  2. Great project Linda! I have realized that the words I will use for your work are charming and endearing. There is something so innocent and playful in it. Thanks for creating, posting and being a part of the MBD Blog Hop!

  3. Hi, Linda: I am not entering the draw (so don't pick me!) Great project with all that sweet embroidery, and I love the binding!

  4. Great project! Thanks for sharing. I love your stitcheries. Very creative.

  5. I love this fabric and your project is fabulous!

  6. Karen Neary led me to this blog hop, and it is such fun. I like the beading in your project.