Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Trey and Adam's Quilt Strips & sort of mystery giveaway




The picture on the left is the strips for two of my grandsons' comfy quilts. Hubby laid them out so a bit hard to tell they're just strips. All you purists out there hide your eyes for the next sentence or two for my confession: all pieces of these were torn into strips!!!! smaller squares were then sewn into groups of four and cut with a rotary cutter. There are many different sizes of large squares in here--DUH!!!!!! Anyway...you can open your eyes again or come back up for air. This was before I became converted to rotary cutting, but I must admit I occasionally stray for some things especially if they're very long. Part of this is that I cannot sit in other than my recliner for more than about an hour because of circulation problems, or I can't walk after and my back goes nutso too--facts of life. I have figured out a way to have a mat on my computer "pillow" thingy and cut a lot of things that way but if there's a lot of large, long things needing cutting...well...just try to minimalize those. I also do a lot of precise measuring and cut with scissors--having done lots of scherinschnitze (paper cutting) am quite adept at cutting. Not so fast but it works when I'm watching TV!
Picture on the left is the giveaway challenge thingy...tell me what you think those are. Any answer will be ok, and know it's hard to see what's on the left. I'll have hubby draw names out of a hat and contact you to let me know what size and color of charm pack you'd like me to make up--mostly I'm into pinks/blues/purplys, but my stash is way too vast. It's all cotton, but from a variety of places, so don't expect Moda--don't think I have any, sorry!! You can choose from 5 or 6.5 inch squares. Will send 40 squares--if you would like some of those small pieces, will throw in some of those, too.
Anyway...comment away! FORGOT TO PUT A DATE, so let's say June 8th is cut off--i won't actually have dh draw until the 9th. Daughter just said the giveaway question doesn't make sense--soooooo...any comment you want to make about that picture is ok by me!!
Janet is the winner! I'll try to contact you via email, but haven't been successful yet in doing that sort of thing--if not, I should be able to leave a comment on your blog. (added June 9th)

12 comments:

Eileen said...

ooooooooops, i meant hard to see what's on the right--i'm left-handed and old!! what can i say?

Dielle said...

I don't want to win. I have enough projects going as it is, LOL! But I love your quilts, Mom!!! They're just getting more and more beautiful!

Kris said...

Beautiful as always.....Karen is on her 3rd baby quilt. Thank you for all you do

Tissy said...

I think the four squares on the left are Dragonflies. Right?? I enlarged the pic so I could see. I hope this is what you mean.

Tizzyquilting

Luellens said...

So glad I found your blog I love seeing what your working on! You always did make things beautiful!

Dresden Quilter said...

Squares, squares and triangles. Maybe flying geese? I love these colours. I am trying to put a quilt together using these colours.

jmommy08 said...

Okay, I'm thinking since there is an odd number of triangles, it's some sort of star pattern. Of course, the extra red square throws that theory out the window. I have to agree with Dresden Quilter - the color combo is BEAUTIFUL (but then yellow is my favorite color, so I am partial). It's a vibrant contrast and I think whatever you do with it, it's going to look great!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a message! Your quilts are beautiful! I love scrappy quilts but have never had the courage to try one. Maybe you have inspired me! Thanks again!

Vicki said...

Are they pieces you cut with your Accuquilt?

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

I found your blog from visiting Barbs blog.. those are cute blocks your making...

SoozeM said...

The quilt in the top picture looks fantastic, are they machine embroideries in the blocks? I love the colors, so cheerful!!

janet said...

Eileen, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. That's how I found you and am now a follower. Your work is lovely, and fun!
On the left are dragonflies, and on the right appears to be flowers, but it reminds me of fireworks. ( I am a lefty too!)

Christina said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I really like the little inserted strips of tiny pieced squares that you have between some of the larger squares. Lovely scrappiness! I can see dragonflies on the fabric on the left. The fabric on the right makes me think of pheasants or caterpillars.