Thursday, January 10, 2013

In a Word Blog Hop


In a Word...  Well now, that word for me, spells Trouble I am afraid!


                                   Trouble with a capital T that is!

                                      Who's afraid of them cops????
              Not me!  After all, I'm just a sweet lil ole lady. Harmless at that!



Ahhhhhh yes, break out your rattle cans and lets spray paint a building!!  After all, who would ever suspect little ole ladies like us!!!!!!!    Am I right???   LOL!!

Is this just the cutest pattern you have ever seen? Somehow it managed to get lost in my sewing room and I went on "quite" a mission to find it.  It's from Jukebox Quilts (it's linked for you).  They are the ones who did that "great" quilt pattern of the guys sleeping on a bench in front of the quilt shop. I'm sure you've all see it. Their patterns sure make me laugh. Especially this one!

For the spray painted building, they suggested using Tsukineko markers, but I decided to give colored pencils a try. (mostly cause I had them on hand) There was a little trick to it, that I will share in case you decided you have to "paint" a building or two yourselves. Now, you know I will deny I ever told you a thing if you get caught!!   hehehe

First I transferred the design onto my fabric with a pencil.
Then I fused a piece of freezer paper to the back.

That gave me some stability when coloring. 
(gotta love the shadow of me taking the photo)


Keep the iron close by. I found I was needing to re-fuse the layers frequently. 


Finish it all off with quilting that makes it look like a brick wall.


So there you have it. 


A self portrait of a Senior Delinquent!


But really officer it wasn't me!

:-) 

My give-a -way is going to be a copy of this pattern for your very own.
Leave me a comment, and you must be a follower for this one! 
I will pick my winner on Wednesday Jan 16th, the last day of the hop!

Good luck to you all!
And for heavens sake, keep out of trouble!!


A big round of applause to our wonderful hostess, the "lovely lalalala" Linda, who worked tirelessly, to keep us all in line.  And of course, that Energizer Bunny Madame Samm. I know she stays awake nights dreaming up more fun blog hops for us. I sure like the way her mind works!


Now, don't forget to stop by and visit my other blogging buddies today. They all have some great things to share too! 

Thursday, January 10


Just Sew Sue (Sue B.)




Scrappy 'n Happy (Jess R.)



Sowing Stitches (Beulah aka. Carol)

Just Quilt It (Kathy G.)

114 comments:

  1. This is great - just my sense of humour too!

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  2. oh that made me laugh, excellent - I love it.

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  3. This is perfect for you! I can imagine you getting up to mischief, again!
    It's a great quilt and looks wonderful.
    Using the pencils has worked really well. I always love your ideas!!

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  4. I love it as I am a Senior delinquent too! I follow you via email jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net. I also on your yahoo site,I checked out JUckbox quilts and signed up for their newsletter, Thank you for great tutorial and giveaway

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  5. Very cute and funny, great twist on the design!

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  6. I am a follower. And I would love to win the pattern so I could make one for myself and I see several others as Christmas gifts for quilt buddies this year. (Never to early to start)
    BUT I would really love to be a free spirit and really go paint a quilt on a real wall. HaHa

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  7. I love this too. So funny and so cute! Great work! And I am a happy follower!

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  8. Oops, forgot to say I'm a new follower.

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  9. Joan aka Trouble, lol
    I already follow you through Google reader and your word project made me smile! I'll just have to do one of these to share with the ladies in my quilt quild. Nice post and very refreshing, Thanks! Jane aka Rebel, It always hard for me to follow the pack! lol

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  10. Thanks Joan. You made my day with this.

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  11. So cute and unique! Thanks for sharing

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  12. I love this quilt! I had to go to the link and look at the other quilt patterns that were similar. You did such a beautiful job--such a cute quilt!

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  13. This is too cute! Made me smile!

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  14. That is great! It will be me in a few years I'm sure!!! Well done!

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  15. Such a cute project, gave me the giggles. Yup, could be me....

    cindy at quiltdoodledesigns dot com

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  16. Had to laugh at Granny's work of art! Love it!

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  17. Love it - the idea is great and the delivery is great as well. I've been following you through Google reader for a looooong time.

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  18. Thanks for the coloring tips! This makes me smile.

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  19. You are a very funny lady and with a very funny quilt. I love it and I am a follower

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  20. What fun! This brought a smile to my face on a very cold and gloomy day here in England!
    Thanks!

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  21. Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great day.

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  22. OHHHH stop it..no stop it....I just love this project...LOVE IT....It allowed me to sit here this morning and just laugh, smile, giggle and put you ....well you will see...FABULOUS Joan...we can count on you for your good natured side to always POP out lol

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  23. You Trouble-maker, you! What a fun little quilting project! It did bring a big smile this morning.

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  24. Haha! Love this. Made me start my day with a smile. Thanks! Im a follower!

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  25. What a great project, can you wash it with the colored pencils or is it a no water allowed near it item.

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  26. Buahahaha, how much fun is this?!! Great job...love it :)

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  27. I am a follower....this piece is so much fun. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.

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  28. That is so stinking cute I can't stand it! Maybe we should start a gang and go around beautifying buildings. (Whoops! Probably shouldn't have said that in public!)

    Thanks for the giggle.

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  29. This is so much fun, I just love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I Love IT!!! So appropriate!!! There are several of my friends who I could give this to lol!!!!! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. Susie x

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  31. I love this quilt! Great tip on quilting the "painting" to look like a brick wall.

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  32. It's always a pleasure to stop by your blog and today was no exception. You had me laughing and wanting to be a little delinquent today (maybe I should stay home from work to whip up one of these.) LOL! I love it! PS. Thanks for the link. :O)

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  33. Great quilt. Love the pattern. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson582gmail.com

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  34. This makes me so happy - wonderful work and I love it. Love stopping by your blog and have been a follower for awhile. Judy C

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  35. That is the funniest thing I've seen in quite a while! I love it!!!! Great job! And you certainly have a way with words. Your entire post made for a happy morning!

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  36. Hahahaha! I love this! A picture does have a thousand words ;D
    Thank you for sharing your delinquent behaviour ;D

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  37. Hi!!! Hee hee!!! Oh my!!! Cracks me up!!! Wondeful!!!! Thanks for the laughter!!!

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  38. To funny and if you ever have read my blog banner you would know why, I am hosting on the 14th..

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  39. How adorable! And yes, I'm a follower.

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  40. LOVE your quilt!!!! I am the director of senior services in our county and that would be adorable hanging at one of our senior centers (or all). LOVE it! Thanks for sharing and I hope I'm the lucky winner!

    I am a follower.

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  41. I love this! It just makes me smile and smile. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments.

    I am a follower so I can enjoy all your quilty whimsy ... :) Pat

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  42. Love the quilt. It definitely made me smile. I had to go back and look at it a few times, because it was so much fun. Thanks for sharing how you colored it in too. Have been thinking of trying to do some stitching with color and saw how wonderful yours came out. I am a happy follower.

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  43. Senior Delinquent - I love it! Great sense of humour you have.

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  44. The tears are streaming from my eyes I am laughing so hard! Thank you for that

    LOVE this quilt!

    Am a new follower and signed up to follow you via email- don't want to miss a thing!

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  45. A dose of good humor.... colorful pics.... have a great blogging year!

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  46. I love it...it is soooo cute. Thanks for sharing. I just love reading your stories.

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  47. Way cool!! Love all of your tutorials. Very creative!!!

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  48. A hilarious quilting project and so creative! Love it! And thanks for the tips on construction.

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  49. Oh my what a fabulously hysterical quilt that is...I just love it ....Thank you sew much for shareing your project with us. I follow your blog. Thank youf o the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. LOL! So cute. Do you ever have the quilt police visit you as well? I am a follower.

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  51. Your post made me laugh. Thank you. i am a new follower

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  52. I like your quilt. I am glad you told us how to use the colored pencils. Will it wash if I wanted to use pencils on a full sized quilt?
    and of course I am a follower.





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  53. You need to have a little naughty to go with all that nice. Super cute project.

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  54. Holy cow! This is awesome! LOVE, LOVE it!!!

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  55. My sister's nickname was "Trouble" and when you said that I expected to see only that word-LOL! But your interpretation is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Aw...you're not really trouble, are you?

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  57. Oh Joan, You make me laugh! I love it so much, and a friend of mine made the men on the bench. They do make great patterns and your job is wonderful!

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  58. I need some new Trouble in my neighborhood. Nothing exciting since Wednesday when my neighorhood scared the peewaddling when he was hollering "Is anyone home?" and was standing in my kitchen at 8 PM. I was sleeping and thought it was my recent ex-husband. That was definitely a nightmare. He thought something was wrong because my garage door had been open so long. I had never even talked to that neighbor in probably the ten years he has lived there and I've lived in this house 32 years. So, ... I need some new excitement. And don't you think the gals and guys at guild would love this pattern, too?

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  59. This is such a cute pattern! Love the way you did it!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  60. I'm a follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  61. Haha! Thanks for the chuckle,after a long day at work,it is just what I needed :) A big thank you also for sharing the link.

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  62. What a great mini! I Love it and thank you for the link. Loved the little tutorial for coloring. You did an awesome job and thanks for sharing with us.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. such an adorable quilt and I love how you drew the quilt....thank you so much for giving us some pointers!

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  64. You made my day!!!! I am still smiling That is just too cute! I am a follower. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  65. I am totally laughing my head off - love, love this quilt! Such cuteness...really! blessings, marlene

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  66. How cute is that ,thanks for the chuckle of the day !

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  67. You made my day! Naughty can be so much fun! Thanks for the great giveaway. I`ve been a follower for a while.

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  68. Now I want to spray paint a quilt somewhere!!! How naughty of you :) I'm an old follower!

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  69. This is fantastic! You are so talented and creative and funny!

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  70. Adorable!! Me? I've got my tennies on and my spray paint all shook and in my backpack. What time did you say we were supposed to meet? Now...don't make it toooo late cuz this retired little ole lady doesn't stay up all night anymore. I'll bring a cane, too, so if we get stopped, I can toddle on out to 'explain'.

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  71. Ooops! I'm a follower - Google FC and Google Reader. P.S. I think I have a good building all picked out - bring a ladder!

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  72. I love this! You truly made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Rosemary B here: I love this. I am a trouble maker too.
    Thank you for sharing and showing how you did this. So cool.

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  74. Love the entire piece but the bricks really work so well with the can of spray paint. Detail,detail,detail.

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  75. That is just too cute! I would love to be the look out for your next quilt wall painting job! I am a new follower!

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  76. Now that's the kind of graffiti every city needs! I'll go to bed now and dream about the new reality TV show " Guild Wars". LOL

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  77. OMG! I just love this pattern, and being a grandma makes it even better.
    Just love your blog. I do follow your blog.
    grandmawillcox (at) zoominternet (dot) net
    RoseMary

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  78. Cute, Naughty, and Reckless! I may have to draw my own pattern.. is that legal? I need to see it on my wall everyday! Thanks for sharing this cleverly done quilt!

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  79. Bahahahah! I've never laughed so hard at a quilt before! Fantastic, and SO creative! LOVE IT!!!

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  80. Naughty would also be a great word. It came out great. A tagging quilter. LOL

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  81. OMG! That piece is us! Can you just imagine the trouble (I mean fun) that we could get into together if we lived closer??? You gave me my laugh for the day.

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  82. Joan, this is the funniest thing I've seen all day! Great job, and I will definitely be checking out the pattern site. You amaze me with your creative talent!

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  83. Hilarious!!! So creative and a hoot to boot! Stay out of trouble, now!

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  84. Having just turned 62 last week, I totally love this pattern. I also saw a few more that really caught my eye that I will go back & spend more time drooling & buying.

    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  86. Well, that is the cutest lit'ol' Senior dilinquent I have seen! Who would suspect anything criminal from her? Love it!

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  87. LOVE IT!!! I got the biggest giggle.. did you get carded buying that spray paint.. wink!
    I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  88. This is so much fun! I'd never heard of Jukebox Quilts but I have them bookmarked now. You did a great job!

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  89. Wonderful contribution to InYourWord's Bloghop!

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  90. This pattern is a hoot! Love it!! Great work by the way!!

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  91. Your little quilt gave me a good laugh! Thanks for sharing.

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