Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank you.

I would like to thank every one of you who voted for Hugo's color wheel quilt and thanks to Gen X Quilters for holding the contest and especially Sew Fresh Fabric for sponsering it.  I won third place in the quilt contest and received this amazing bundle of Anthology fabrics as my prize.  Thank you!!  I adore Hugo's quilt so it was nice to see that others liked it as well!!

I know I have been a bit absent in this space, but we have had countless school delays and school cancellations recently and it has seriously thrown off our groove.


I will be posting at Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure on Thursday...so if you would like to check out my experiment with Kaffe scraps...drop by and say hello here.

58 comments:

  1. Congratulations ♥

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  2. You're welcome! Love that bundle...can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  3. Congratulations on your Gen X placing - I really enjoyed seeing a 'show place' of large quilts.

    Just bopped over from Stash, nice to see someone playing with their scraps.

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  4. Congrats on third place! Those fabrics up top there are drool-worthy.

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  5. Congrats on the win in the Gen X quilter's contest! I really like that piece of scrappy fabric you have created and I really do think it would make a great picnic table topper. Square it up and add a border that makes it all pop and it would be a great topic of conversation at summer picnics. Just a thought. :-)

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  6. Although my stash seems heavily weighted in favor of blue, my scraps seem to have everything but orange. I never thought of sewing my scraps together like you did. It looks like fun. I also enjoyed your QAYG tutorial on Stash Manicure.

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  7. I loved your post.... short and to the point!!! Great give away, too. Can always use thread!!!

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  8. Just hopped over from Stash Manicure, I thought I recognised some Kaffe fabrics there, and I was right.

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  9. I just love the scrap fabric! Gee, I tried this about 15 years ago and I wasn't brave enough to continue because I thought people would think I was crazy. Now, I wish I had pushed forward with it. I sure will now!!! And thank you for the opportunity to win the thread.

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  10. Beautiful fabrics - congrats on your third place and on being a Stash Manicure stash buster. Love what you've done with the fabrics.

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  11. what a good way to make the most out of every scrap, the little bits cost the same per yard as the big bits. The Aurofil giveaway would be great, i have been wanting to try it for a while now

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  12. JUst read your post on Stash Manicure, you got yourself a lovely Kaffe-piece of fabric :o) Congrats on your third place!

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  13. Well, here I am! I am going to check out your blog now . . . thanks for having a give-away, and have a great evening!

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  14. Funny I was playing with some Brown scraps in the same way today. I like my Purple scraps the best. I would love some Aurifil Thread to play with when I free-motion quilt. My quilt buddy, Lynn calls these type of quilts her "garbage" quilts.

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  15. Great post on Stash Manicure today. I see an whole new scrap thing happenin'

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  16. You would not believe THIS:
    Last week I entered a shop and purrrrchased a box of aurifil upper threads - the thick ones - for $ 3.00 a piece! 8^O Clearance or sales!?
    Ended up with 32 times 1000 meter =^8
    DH got only 4 of them showed, for information's sake.
    The thread I use for piecing however is not among these finds. And I love, love Aurifil. It's cheap when you see how much you can sew with 1 cone, no thread breaking, no thread lint. Of course, other brands are cheaper a cone, but get the math: 4 times € 3.00 - 250 meters a cone is more expensive than 1 time 1000 meters for € 7.00.
    I use the smokey colors most, as scraps on the shelf are in abundance in all colors.
    Addiction to scraps usually has a sister: addiction to threads! ;^}
    Love, Irene

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  17. Jenny, I love the fat quarter you made. Years ago I used to do the same but now I use my scraps for paper piecing. Thank you for the chance to win the thread. I have all kinds of colors in my scrap bin.

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  18. I just clicked over from Stash Manicure, and became a follower of your blog.

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  19. Jenny, Caught you at Stash Manicure...Greens and blues..If you walk into my studio those are the colors that vibrate...Strip piecing is one of my favorite therapies...Thanks...

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  20. Oooo... what cool fabrics you won! Very nice...

    I'm here from Stash Manicure... love your idea about sewing scraps together to make yardage... the ole brain is whirling thinking up stuff one could make using the pieced fabric...

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  21. OK, so now what's gonna happen to the scraps? Keep us posted :-) And congrats on the lovely win!

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  22. I enjoyed your post on Stash Manicure. Congrats on you win.

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  23. Jenny, thanks again for a delightful new way to brighten my life. My obvious color is blue.
    anitasena@zoomtown.com

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  24. I read your post on Stash Manicure and now I´m a follower here.

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  25. Just saw you on Stash Manicure and wizzed over, blues my colour - but I love Hugo's quilt and your right, the IKEA backing is gorgeous.

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  26. Just read your blog on Stash Manicure. I need to try that to use some of my scraps up too.

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  27. Thank you for your wonderful posting on Stash Manicure. The focus color on most of my quilts is blue. It reminds me of my grandma's quilts.
    I would love a chance to win the Aurifil threads.

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  28. Thanks for the post on Stash manicure - now I'm going to explore your blog.

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  29. Loved your post on Stash Manicure! The block is really beautiful, isn't it?

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  30. Congrats on your quilt and post at Stash Manicure. Remember, I will always take any scraps you don't want. . . . .

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  31. Your blocks are so colorful. I have a lot of blues and purples in my stash. Don't have too many oranges or yellows and always have to go to my LQS when I need some of those colors. I enjoyed reading your blog.

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  32. Just found you from Stash Manicure. Great post about your scraps. I have the most scraps in the color blue followed closely by red. Love your site.

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  33. I love your scrappy project - so economical in addition to being beautiful!

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  34. ..hopping over from Stash Manicure. Great scrap project and I need to get mine in one place and get such a project rolling.

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  35. Loved this idea! I will most likely be trying it soon, along with some other ideas I have seen in recent years to use up scraps. My stash is dwindling (due to economic reasons) and I keep cutting the leftovers into scraps.
    The dominant color in my scraps is currently blue, but that changes from time to time.

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  36. I followed you over from Stash Manicure too. Time at the sewing machine currently comes at such a premiun, it will likely be a few more years before the scrap quilt in my head - made from single color "blocks" like the fabric you pieced together - is realized. But I will get there someday! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. I enjoyed your post over at Stash Manicure.. thank you for your ideas. I will have to work on making some scraps as at this time.. I really don't have so many. I'm working on it though.. collecting more.

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  38. Found you through Stash Manicure. I am now a follower. Congrats on your 3rd plac. Love your ideas on using scraps. If you ever want to get rid of more scraps you can send them my way...lol Hugs

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  39. Thanks for your Stash Manicure post. I have been browsing your blog and you have a lot of great finishes! I especially like your little quilt models. :)

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  40. I too followed you here from the Stash Manicure blog. I enjoyed seeing all your quilty pictures.

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  41. I hopped over from Stash Manicure, but I've been here before :-) Can't wait to see what you make with your reclaimed scraps.

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  42. I thoroughly enjoyed this article on Stash Manicure - a TRUE project to follow the theme of the Newsletter!

    I'm so excited about your work...I am now following your Blog!

    Keep up the GREAT work!

    Kim :-D

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  43. I have added your blog to my favorites...love this idea. My scraps would have a fair amount of red, but also love Kaffe fabrics, so anything goes!

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  44. Hi--I'm here from Stash Manicure. Congrats on your quilt win, and I loved your post! I'm subscribing to your blog, now, as well...love it here!

    Dot
    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  45. Thanks for your post on Stash Manicure, how pretty your scrap "fat quarter" turned out. I am glad to be acquainted with your blog now.

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  46. Thanks for your post on Stash Manicure. What a wonderful way to use up scaps.

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  47. I have a lot of scraps, thanks for the idea on Stash Manicure.

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  48. Love your blog! I've wanted to do the same thing with my stash...maybe now I will.

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  49. Love, love, love your posting at stash manicure, thanks very much!
    My dominant color seems to be reds and oranges, with blues bring up the rear.
    Thanks again,
    Marie

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  50. Love what you did with your scraps. Isn't it fun. My dominate color is green. Thanks for the day.
    Mary in Amherst

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  51. Hey great idea for getting your scrap pile down. T think I will give it a try. My dominate color seems to be pin shades ranging up to reds.

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  52. I followed you over from Stash Manicure. I love to make fabric from scraps (or crumbs as Bonnie Hunter calls them) and then incorporate them as parts of blocks. So much fun!

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  53. Enjoyed your post on Stash Manicure and love your colorful scrap piece!

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  54. Congrats on your win! I found you via stash manicure and love your scrap sewing! I'm going to have to organize my scraps by colors/tones so that I can do one to!

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  55. Just loved the "new fabric"!! I have always considered my scraps as an important part of my stash - scrap quilts are my favorite venu. I have trouble turning away the smallest bit. Anyway, great blog entry; my stash has everything but I guess blues, greens, golds, and shades of brown/black follow me home most often

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  56. Love your post on Stash Manicure...your new fabric you created is awesome! Thanks for sharing - I think I will try it, now that I see how wonderfully it can turn out!

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