Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Last Chance at Yellow

This week is the last week for yellow over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge hosted by Angela at So Scrappy.
I am having fun with these little teapot blocks.  They are paper pieced and I have not done that for awhile, so it is fun 're-training" my brain.  If you have done paper piecing,  you know what I mean!
I also finished my two wonky liberated stars in yellow - not paper pieced.  These little babies measure 6".. not too little. :-)
I also took a picture of the three teapots since I don't think I posted a photo of the blue block.

Off to do some more sewing....!

Happy Stitching,

Deb

Linking up at So Scrappy for the get together with other yellow projects!  It's never too late to join!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lucy Has Selected a Winner... (not really, but she thinks so)

First and foremost I want to thank everyone that commented on Lucy's National Quilting Day blog. Lucy and I really enjoyed hearing about everyone's plans for the day on Saturday, or even Sunday! She especially loved hearing words like "adorable" "cute" and "wise". :-)  There were a lot of different ways that quilters celebrated National Quilting Day.  I spent the day in my sewing studio working on something that I can't show you yet... and of course, my assistant kept an eye on me. 
Now for the giveaway!!  The magic number generator (although I let Lucy think she picked) chose lucky # 17 as the winner.  And that winner is Diane who blogs over at Butterfly Threads Quilting.  (Check out her blog - it's fabulous!!) Congratulations Diane!  I will send out your gift in the next day or so.  Now.. what has Diane won?
Lucy had some suggestions for a fabulous gift!  The first one was her little Fat Cat toy - which she insisted anyone would love!! 
Afterall, she loved it and there was somewhat of a likeness...  I told her I thought that probably wouldn't be a good choice.
Her next suggestion was her favorite purple straw.  I told her while I am sure anyone would appreciate that wonderful color, she should probably hold onto that. 
She also thought her crocheted fishy was a purrfect gift.


While I made some other selections for our winner, she insisted that if I couldn't include any of the prizes above, at least I could include some cute kitty fabric.  (Again... her choices with some kitties that look vaguely familiar) :-)
So Diane will be receiving a colorful handmade pin cushion, flower head pins, and two Lucy endorsed fat quarters (hopefully without cat hair!).  Thanks again to everyone who commented.  I loved hearing from all of you!!
Lucy was exhausted by the end of the day.. but wanted to thank eveyone too!!!

Happy Stitching,

Deb (and Lucy)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy National Quilting Day ... and a Giveaway!

Lucy would like to wish all of you a happy National Quilting Day!...  (she told me this over her usual bowl of kibble this morning)
She says she hopes you get to quilt to your heart's content today...
And that  your day is fruitful regardless of whether you spending it stitching...
Shopping at your favorite local quilt store...
Putting blocks together in the perfect order....
Or just hanging out in your sewing room....
So put on the tea kettle....
Gather together all your favorite quilting supplies
Relax with your favorite quilting project...
And QUILT!
Until you wilt!!

We hope you enjoy your day and the wonderful community of quilters!  Leave a comment telling Lucy how you plan on spending National Quilting Day and she promises to select a winner for a special prize...(she promises it will not be leftover kibble!)  A winner will be randomly selected and she will email the winner, so make sure you are not a no-reply blogger.  Winner will be announced next Wednesday.
Happy National Quilting Day!

Lucy.... (and Deb)!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp - Update, Weeks 7, 8 & 9

I have really been enjoying the Stars in a Time Warp quilt along with Barbara Brackman!  In fact my plan is to limit myself to just one block a week, based on her 'fabric history lesson' for that week.  But sometimes it is just too hard to make just one block with these wonderful fabrics!
As you can see here, there are some multiple blocks and some additions from previous weeks.:-)
I made an additional Turkey Red print.  I thought this was a better representation than my original block... which I will still use in my final quilt.
I also made another Prussian Blue block.  I found this blue fabric (star points) at the NJ Quilt Fest and thought that bright blue was a good example.
Week 7 was Madder style Prints.  This one was a little bit of a challenge for me.  I hope I captured the look with these two blocks.
Indigo Blue was the fabric for week 8.  Not sure I have this one 100% right... original indigo fabrics were smaller, simple prints.   I might have to make another one! LOL  However, there will be more indigo blue in the future which I really like!  I have a certain connection to Indigo Blue which I will share at another time.
Chrome Yellow followed in week 9.  Oh, love these yellow reproductions!!!  These fabrics were so fun to work with, I just had to make two!!
 
I was very pleased and honored that I got a shout out from Barbara Brackman on her blog Material Culture when she posted my stars.  Thanks, Barbara!!!  I am loving this quilt along.  It is fun and educational!  I love history and knowing where we came from as quilters. 
 
This week is Green Calicos.. OH Boy!!!!
 
Happy Stitching!
 
Deb
 
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