Say What? Blog Hop

by | Apr 20, 2023 | 25 comments

Welcome to my day on the Say What? Blog Hop. Thanks to Joan at Moosestash Quilting for hosting this fun hop!

I must apologize first of all that my post is late going up. Our internet went out Wednesday morning and is still out, thanks, I believe, to the people burying cable in front of our house. When I left yesterday morning for Sew Day with Friends, there were lots of people and equipment at our drive way. Last week, there had been people from utilities out flagging where their lines were buried. DH called me at 11:30 and said we had no internet or cable. So I called the company as my phone is attached to the account and their robot computer said there was no outage in my area. Oh I begged to differ and finally got through to a person. As an aside, modern technology is wonderful, but I REALLY miss being able to talk directly with a person before I get so frustrated I want to scream at said person! OK, rant over! This morning we are borrowing one of our daughter’s MIFIs. The grands will not be happy on their way to school but they will survive! SEW, on with my project!

When I saw the directive for this hop, I knew I already had the perfect project for it! I turned a teenager in the late 60s (telling my age here! LOL) and I LOVED bell bottom pants and tie-dyed T-shirts. Tie-dyed to me says color…and I love color! I think that’s why I love quilting so much – so many beautiful, colorful fabrics to play with! This little quilt is well…me!

I think my love of color and patterns in fabrics is the reason I love working with batiks so much…besides their great quality. The batik I used in this quilt is from my stash and I have no idea how long I’ve had it!

Another Say What saying that definitely rings true at our house is in this mug rug I made. It’s completely made in the embroidery hoop and is in my shop if you are interested.

We drink a LOT of coffee throughout the day, so this is perfect for us!

Again, I apologize for the lateness of this post. I hope you enjoyed my little contribution to this blog hop and you will visit my fellow “hoppers” and see what they have to say!! Today is the last day, but Joan has done a recap each day and you can see them on the Moosestash Quilting blog. Here is today’s schedule! Please visit and leave them a sweet comment! It really encourages us to read your comments!

Just Let Me Quilt

Karrins Crazy World


Pinker n’ Punkin Quilting

Songbird Designs

Days Filled With Joy

I hope you all have a great day. Until next time…

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  1. piecefulwendy

    Oh my goodness, I love your quilt! It made me smile. I love tie-dyed anything, especially if it’s bright colors. Actually I enjoyed learning how to tie dye, back in the day. And your mug rug – I couldn’t agree more!

  2. thedarlingdogwood

    This is so fun, and funny! I have a college friend who always wears (still!) brightly colored tie dyed shirts–even wore one to my wedding, with a blazer over it! A few other guests were scandalized but I thought it was awesome. This is a really fun finish, Brenda!

  3. Gail Beam

    Sorry to hear about your internet problems, and I hope they get fixed soon. Loved your quilts, especially the tie died one. As a teenager in the 60’s, I remember the tie died shirts and bell bottoms too.

  4. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! I’m so sorry about your internet issues.Ugg. Technology is just great until it isn’t. Everything use it these days so much so that we can hardly function when it’s out. I was a teenager in the mid-70s and definitely remember bell bottomed jeans – really WIDE – and tie-died everything. Throw in a few peace symbols and there you go – my youth. Both of your projects are fab. I love everything about coffee – the smell, the taste, the comforting vibe, and especially sharing it with friends. Virtual or otherwise. I’m clinking my cup with yours. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. texasquiltgal

    Your little projects are adorable! Would you believe my MIL made me a pair of gaudy bell bottoms when I was in college that I loved? I thought they were sooooo sexy – lol!

  6. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting

    Cute sentiment!!! Yes, I well remember bell bottoms and tie-dyed t-shirts!!!

  7. mspdesignsusa

    Great projects! I love the “tie-dyed” sheep, LOL.

  8. Helen Bowie

    I love your quilts! What a mind!!

  9. Lori Smanski

    so sorry to hear about your internet. I love both of your projects. especially the tie dyed one. this is so me. where so many others of my family (except mom, this is where I got it from) are neutrals, blues, greens, I am the one that is “COLOR” LOL

  10. Preeti

    Oh my goodness, Brenda. I am huge fan of bright colors and rainbows and I have been somewhat of a rebel. Asking too many questions, having too many opinions, and saying no, when I was supposed to smile and say yes. So this sheep project appeals to me on so many levels – Love everything about it!!! Speaking of coffee, I love the color, the taste and the smell of coffee. Sadly coffee does not agree with my system. Occasionally, I allow myself a cup of coffee icecream. So this second piece is just perfect – this kind of coffee I can have all the time 😀

  11. Kathleen McCormick

    Sorry about your technology woes. Love that saying – you are the colorful one in the family – so fun! Love the coffee one too. It has been fun to see what people picked for this….so creative.

  12. Daryl

    Well I knew something must have happened as I was looking for your post. Yep, you and me we both love tie dye, batiks, color and wore bell bottom pants, lol! I love that your sheep even has 2 different colored eyes too. It’s such a cute quilt, Brenda. Now where we differ is I am a tea drinker and don’t like coffee. Daughter works at Starbucks too! Hubby and son like coffee and my parents drank coffee, but not me. So I must be the tie dye sheep of the family too, lol!

  13. Susan MacLeod

    Love both your quilts! I also was a teen in the 60’s and did lots of tie dye.

  14. Danice G

    So sorry about your power outage. That is always annoying. Your sheep quilt is darling. I was born in the ’60’s but still wear bell-bottom jeans and tie-dye. ‘Remember the even wider elephant leg pants?

  15. Carla

    Love your black sheep wall hanging. It’s so me, too. Your coffee mug rug is perfect for spring, for sure.

  16. selina

    Love, love, love your tie died quilt. The sheep are adorable and the statement sums up teens of the 60,s PEACE

  17. sewswift

    The internet is a wonderful thing until it decides to stop working. Ugh! I love your sheep quilt’s design, fabrics, and quilting. It looks so pretty! Your mug rug is a perfect accessory for coffee drinkers. Cute!!

  18. Melisa- Pinker n Punkin Quilting

    Oh my, Brenda. the tie dye sheep is absolutely adorable. It immediately brought a smile to my day. Well done. Have a wonderful day.

  19. Lj Meyers

    You are my kind of girl – I love coffee, too. The projects are wonderful and do make me think I should be utilizing my embroidery module much more than for gifts and labels. The projects have so much humor in them; you rock, black sheep or not!

  20. Sandie@crazyboutquilts

    So sorry your internet is out! Both of your projects are super adorable!

  21. Charlene McCain

    Sometimes Life just gets in the way of our best plans. **it happens. Absolutely love your projects! Both of them describe me perfectly! Oh, if only I could grow cups of coffee what a happy gardener I would be!

  22. Karrin Hurd

    Sorry you had so much trouble. That is really frustrating, especially talking to the robots and trying to get your point across. Love your projects. I turned a teenager in 1963, and I still love bell bottoms! Thanks for sharing. I was late getting on this morning, so didn’t even notice the lateness.

  23. Elizabeth Coughlin

    Sorry you had to deal with so much to get this posted! I love your sheep quilt; it’s fabulous!

  24. Joan

    Bless technology…when it works that is. I hate jumping through all the hoops and not being able to speak to a person directly, too. But with all those trials and tribulations, you dazzled us with your adorable tie dye sheep quilt. I love it. Coffee is a must in my house all day long, too! LOL. Super cute mugrug!


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