Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tidy Up Tuesday - 1000th Post Prize Wrap-Up

Welcome to another edition of Tidy Up Tuesday!!  A little over a month ago, I celebrated my 1000th post here on The Joyful Quilter.  The prize, because there HAS to be a prize, was a "Bigger Boat".  Anyone interested in winning this NEW size Quilted Scrap Basket just needed to leave a comment with the color they would choose.  (The color played no part in Mr. Random's selection - I've got them ALL!)

The lucky winner was Cheryl @ Teapots 2 Quilting.  Congratulations, Cheryl!!  

Cheryl had indicated "RED (or blue or purple or yellow)."

We had this following interaction spawning from that comment:

I can make it rainbow, if you'd like. IF you are the winner, of course!  :P

As long as it is NOT pink, I'll be happy.  Pink just isn't my color.  
I probably wouldn't win anyways.
Since she was somewhat indecisive at the time of her comment, I asked for  clarification when I emailed to say she had won.  This was her response:

How Cool!  Either RED or multi colored, your choice.  I do love brights!

What did you do, Joyful???

I let the follow refrain race through my head on repeat for several days...  RED.  All colors.  NO pink!  RED.  All colors.  NO pink!

Here is the prize pull:

And then, I found a couple of Orphan blocks and created a couple more to round out my surprise:

Once the basket panel was done, I layered it up and quilted it...

... With wavy lines using my (replacement) Pfaff:

This was during PINK month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but I noticed a small red scrap in my (late 70's/early 80's?) tulip trashcan:

Soon enough, the basket was formed and the binding was attached:

I still need to learn more about design placement:

Ready to head out to the post office for my VERY 1st (public) errand since our state's Stay-at-Home order went into effect...

... Right after a "pedestal" picture of the All Colors side...

... And one of the RED side of the "Bigger Boat" Prize Basket:

Here's a gratuitous photo of our Porch Produce:

... And a Basket with Bee Balm photo.  Red...

... And ALL Colors:

With the photos out of the way, I was off to the post office.  A few hours later, I sent an email to Cheryl to let her know that her prize was on the way.  It was nothing short of a miracle that it was done SEW soon, as I normally have to deliberate much longer over a custom-made prize design.


Cheryl received her "Bigger Boat" by the middle of the month - two full days before the anticipated delivery date and thinks it's great!!  :o))

NOTE:  My 10th Blogiversary GIVEAWAY ends tonight (Tuesday, July 7th!) @ 9PM (EDT), if you want to get in on the drawing, please stop by for a visit and leave a comment before then.

Sharing with Kelly


Linking up with Cynthia
Until next time...
Get SEW lucky!!


  1. That's a fun basket, Joy! You are a master at making those. Congratulations to Cheryl!

  2. What a fun basket! Congrats to Cheryl.

  3. Another great basket - congrats Cheryl! Happy 10th anniversary Joy! ~Jeanne

  4. Great job, I love the splash of multi-colored yum mines!

  5. Congrats to Cheryl. What a fun basket!!! I had the same tulip trash can when I was in 5th grade. That was 1975ish. Mine was pink too. It matched my round cardboard table that was covered with a round table cloth that was a big thing in the JCPenney catalog that year. I also had the pink bedspread and curtains.

  6. Congratulations on 1000 posts! That's really wonderful :-) I love your basket...too bad there is no pink (lol). Take care.

  7. Congrats to both you and Cheryl! Wow!! what an accomplishment on 1000 posts. I'm sorry I missed the giveaway. :(

  8. The "bigger boat" is great. I would love to know where you got your labels.

  9. And I LOVE my red basket. It's sew useful! Thank you!!!!!


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