Saturday, March 17, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC18 - Week 11

Welcome to Week 11 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!

SUNDAY - Cynthia announced her Quilty Orphan Adoption coming soon!!  Thursday thru Saturday this week.  I may post a reminder tomorrow or the next day.

Meanwhile, this fabric (from a bolt shared with Needleb) will be the lining of this month's attempt at using up my LIGHT/ BRIGHT GREEN scraps in another Fiona Scrap Basket:

MONDAY - I released a Mystery Monday post.  Alycia released Clue #5 of The Patriot Mystery.  (Spoiler Alert: It's the reveal.)  Libby at Life on the Hill blog hosted a Link-Up today.  I also finished the ditch quilting on my antique Double Wedding Ring quilt this evening:

Working on this quilt was my February Scrap Attack goal.  (Hey!  It's scrappy!!)  I made minimal progress, so continued into March (along with my new goals for working through my scraps.)  Although, the DWR will be removed from the rails to tackle some other projects in the works.  The ditch quilting (term used loosely) was just a warm-up for another quilt!

TUESDAY - Released a Tidy Up Tuesday post.  Wouldn't want anyone to miss the opportunity to participate in Cynthia's Quilty Orphan Adoption over on Quilting is More Fun Than Housework (and I know it can take some time to pull projects and write up a post!)

WEDNESDAY - Happy Pi Day!!  3.14.  A little FYI...  Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting her 8th annual Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge:

I signed up to participate and thought I would post a reminder for any of my readers who aren't familiar with Sarah's blog or her charity project.  (In doing so, I get another shot at her drawing and just might win a set of yummy fabrics that she has up for grabs!)

I finished the day with Girls Night Out and I released a new edition of Wonderful Wednesday.  YOU won't want to miss this one!!

THURSDAY - Cynthia's Quilty Orphan Adoption started today!!  Did YOU find any fabrics, projects, or notions to include?

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Please find my items for re-homing in today's Quilty Orphan Adoption post.  My own Adoption Event will be OPEN through Friday, March 23rd.  Choose your favorite today!!

FRIDAY - Whew!!  Another whirlwind week!!  I'm finishing out with a couple hours of sewing time with Needleb.  It's my favorite way to start the weekend.  Thanks, B!!

I got the base of another Quilted Yarn Bowl pieced this afternoon:

The Yarn Bowl is a quick gift for a friend.  My nail color is spot on.  That sicky yellow-green in the piecing isn't!  It is actually a nice, soft shade of LIGHT GREEN.

Needleb was also working with a bit of green:

With her new basket complete, she was leaning in to try and get a good photo with the sun streaming in the palladium window:

She brought this piece of silk for me from Weekly Quilt Group meeting yesterday.  Thank you, Jean!  It's one of my best colors:

Oh!  Libby released Clue #4 of the Magical Mystery.  It slipped my mind, but then I saw it as I  was taking a brief tour around BlogLand before bed.  (Sorry, Lib!!  It's been a LONG week.)

SATURDAY - Happy St. Patrick's Day!  This is one of my favorite things in LIGHT/BRIGHT GREEN:

OK!  Did someone steal one of my days this week?  It passed in a blur!  Here it is LINK PARTY day, again.  Go see what wonderful LIGHT/BRIGHT GREEN projects have been shared over at Angela's So Scrappy blog.

New in my garden last weekend:

It only missed Transition Week by 7 days.  Oh well, it's got the Spring GREEN covered for March, too.  :o))

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Quilty Orphan Adoption - Spring 2018

Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of the Quilty Orphan Adoption!!  The event is hosted by Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework and YOU can join in the Freebie Fun between now and Saturday.  Find the Link-Up HERE.  Visit the links to see if there are items that strike your fancy!!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

You will notice that each participant has their own set of guidelines and time limits.  For the purposes of this event, I am placing NO RESTRICTIONS for use on any of my items!  My own Quilty Orphan Adoption will be OPEN through Friday, March 23rd.  I will contact the "Adopted Parent" on Saturday, March 24th.

DISCLAIMER:  My quilty items are all FREE to a new home!!  Our current budget is tighter than it might otherwise be, so I will cover the packaging materials, but I need to ask the you cover the postage cost for your "Little Bundle of Joy."   I apologize for the inconvenience.

Here are the offerings that I alluded to in THIS post...

Item ONE:

This is a half-yard cut of quilt shop quality playing card fabric.

Item TWO:

Pictured above are TWO unbound, quilted reversible Snowman/ Llama placemats.  Approximate size is 18" x 13" and the extra Llama fabric is 9.5" x WOF.  There is a narrow bit of the partially quilted Llama, as well.

You can get another look HERE by scrolling to Friday's entry.


Olfa Chenille Cutter, original price $15.99, package is open.  The cutter was only used once.  (I found a duplicate in my studio!)

In order to qualify for any of these quilty items, please leave a comment indicating which item you would like to adopt.  I feel good about my selections and look forward to seeing which item YOU would like to rehome!!

NOTICE:  If I don't hear back by Wednesday, March 28th, it may be necessary to cancel the Adoption and choose another new parent for my item.

Until next time...

Clean that fabric closet!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday @ Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival


Welcome to this week's edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  This week's post takes you to The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.  I didn't want you to miss this, in case you weren't there in real life or didn't catch the same quilts that I did.  It was 3 weeks ago in Hampton, Virginia and I kept thinking that I would sort through the photos and write up several posts.  That hasn't happened.  So here's what I've got...  One giant post with a crap ton of photos!  I tried to document maker's information, along the way.  Enjoy the show!

These photos were shown in THIS post...

Here is the rest of the story...

A neighbor on the bus won a book with this quilt in it:

Just look at this border:

Challenge and Special Exhibit quilts were our first stop and these are just a few of my favorite entries:

Next came some shopping, along with a couple remarkable quilts:

Then it was on the show entries:

Don't miss this spectacular thread painted wonder:

Here's a close-up, but double click to get an even better look:

The quilt's well deserved blue ribbon:

More challenge quilts:

That's where things get a little fuzzy and displays get confused...

Some items from the Hoffman Challenge:

Other quilts that caught my eye...

And this amazing quilt from one of my Hillsborough neighbors:

Check out this close-up!!  Denim was used in the making:

I had a bit of a fan girl moment with Dusty Farrell:

Friends filled with fabric pheromones:

I hope YOU enjoyed my view of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.  Looking back at my photos, I was somewhat surprised to see the mix.  Scrappy!!  Of course.  Art.  Yes.  Modern.  What?  See?!  That was a bit of a surprise.  Whatever the style, there were SEW many wonderful quilts!

Until next time...
Show me a quilt!!!