Thursday, September 17, 2020

Quilty Orphan Adoption Event -- part 2!

Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework hosts a brilliant event twice each year: a quilty adoption event.  The idea is to pass on projects that you haven't finished, and that no longer excite you, to someone else. 

My previous post offers up a bunch of fabric squares; this one has blocks.

**If you want any chance of receiving these blocks, please make sure that I have your email address. Many of you are "no-reply" bloggers, which means that your email address is not included in your profile and no one can respond to you!**

Set #1 is 3 purple skull blocks that measure about 15" x 17" finished. The pattern was a free one several years ago but now it's in the book "Quilt With Tula and Angela"

Set #2 is a bunch of red/heart-related blocks. The largest ones are about 16" finished.

Let me know which set you're interested in. I'll pick names on Sunday the 22nd. Happy to ship anywhere in the US, and make sure your email address is included somewhere in your comment.

Quilty Orphan Adoption Event -- Fall 2020

Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework hosts a brilliant event twice each year: a quilty adoption event.  The idea is to pass on projects that you haven't finished, and that no longer excite you, to someone else. 

**If you want any chance of receiving these scraps, please make sure that I have your email address. So far I have 6 requests but 5 a "no-reply" bloggers, which means that your email address is not included in your profile and no one can respond to you!**

So -- here's what's on offer -- a shoe-box stuffed with 3 1/2" squares and some 3 1/2" strips of various lengths.  It's a big mishmash of colors and styles (all quilting cottons)





I'll ship anywhere in the U.S. -- sorry but overseas postage is too crazy!  Let me know what you would do with this bounty of squares.  Make sure your email address is included in your comment.

I will choose a recipient on Sunday the 20th.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Spring Quilty Orphan Adoption Event - #2

I have a couple of items to throw into the mix for this spring's event. My second giveaway is for a pile of purple batik blocks.  I started making these from Elizabeth Hartman"s "Patchwork City" book but sort of lost interest. The blocks measure 5" x 14". there are 8 complete and 2 incomplete blocks, made of a wide spectrum of purple.



I will choose someone to receive these on Sunday evening, March 22. I will only mail to addresses in the U.S. and please note that since I am "sheltering in place" they may not get mailed immediately. 

See my other post for the second giveaway.  Visit QuiltingisMoreFunThanHousework for more about the event and other giveaways.
Thanks!

Spring 2020 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event - #1

I have a couple of items to throw into the mix for this spring's event. First up is a pile of 2 1/2" strips that fills a large ziplock bag. These measure anywhere from 5" to 40" and there's a very wide variety of fabrics and colors, all cotton.  Please take these off my hands!


I will choose someone to receive these on Sunday evening, March 22. I will only mail to addresses in the U.S. and please note that since I am "sheltering in place" they may not get mailed immediately. 

See my other post for the second giveaway.  Visit QuiltingisMoreFunThanHousework for more about the event and other giveaways.
Thanks!

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Recent projects...


First up, I have a finish for the Purple (and blue) months of the Scrappy Rainbow Challenge -- I think I started these blocks in 2016 and made a few more last year... and finally got them put together and quilted in January.

The pattern is Prismatic Echoes and it's free on the Robert Kaufman website; I made the same blocks but set them together in a completely different way.

Next is a little quilt made from a kit I bought on Craftsy a while back -- they called it a colorwash quilt, but I don't think it really is colorwash.  It's all Kaffe Fassett fabrics and the kit was horrible -- squares cut wonky and not on straight grain, etc.  (I complained; they blamed it on Westminster Fabrics, which does the Fassett lines, and I declined their offer of another of the kits)


 And this top is from a Hunter Designs pattern called Fourteen on Point using (mostly) a FQ pack of Mini Mochi fabrics -- very quick!



Julie

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Cotton Robin is starting again!

In case you haven't been following it, the Cotton Robin is an annual round robin project where 4 people contribute to making a small quilt.  Once person makes a center block; two people add borders; the fourth person quilts and binds it, and then it gets sent back to the person who made the center.  This will be the seventh year!

All the details are here: 
http://cottonrobin.blogspot.com/2018/01/okay-were-gonna-do-this.html

We have had participants from around the world -- Norway, New Zealand, UK, Canada and all over the U.S.  Leave a comment (make sure your email address is available!) or shoot me an email if you'd like to join.

Here's a link to last year's "big reveal": 
http://cottonrobin.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-big-reveal-2017-edition.html

Julie


Saturday, December 09, 2017

Rainbow Wrap-up

Well, I did sort of get a couple of things  done (I consider it done when the top is finished) for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

First up is an actual finished quilt -- it's the Fancy Forest I started last year, using mostly hand-dyes from Colorways by Vicki Welsh and beautifully quilted by Tami at The Quilted Lemon.  The hexagon background you see is actually the backing fabric coming through because of the bright sun behind the curtain, and the quilt inspector is Ivan.


And, I finished my Circle of Squares rainbow, at least the top, which was a 2017 project.  I really love this block!

For some reason, the scrap bins are still full -- so I'm looking forward to some new ideas for 2018!