July 29, 2009

Secret Grandma's Garden and GIVEAWAY...

It took a little a longer, but Grandma's Garden is finished. I really like it and hope that it will auction well at the reunion this weekend. I wish I could be there, but I am getting ready for a little adventure here. I will be gone for about two weeks roaming through woods of Canada, leaving Monday. I am really excited. Do you have any suggestion for small hand sewing projects while camping?



Instead of using binding I just sew the backing on as if it would be a pillow. One of the reasons was the lack of time, but also I didn't feel like it needed a border or binding. I am glad I did that.





I used simple straight lines to quilt this one just to make sure that I won't mess up the flowers.




Also, I just realized this week that it was a year since I started blogging at the beginning of July and I am also approaching a 100th post , I decided to giveaway some vintage fabric.
This box of fabric is only one of several (but my favorite) that I received this summer from friends who thought of me anytime when someone was getting rid of fabric. I love these.
They are in very good shape.



I will share a fat quarter to a half yard (depending on the amount I have) of each with the winner.
Go ahead, leave a comment, and let me know what would you use it for until midnight on Saturday 8/1/2009. Get an extra entry if you blog about it (feel free to use this photo) or become a follower of this blog.


EDIT: I hope that you can all view the picture of fabrics now. I guess it didn't work well before. I did had issues earlier with photo uploads. (7-29-2009 12:42pm CST)


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16 comments:

Anita in Florida said...

Hmmm...no photo of the fabric showed up for me...I'll try again later. But, even without seeing the vintage fabric, I KNOW I would love it...never had any of my very own...

free indeed said...

Don't know exactly what these fabrics will turn into....a baby quilt...I am always making those and try to keep a few on hand for fast no stress gifts....tea wallets with the daintier fabrics...I want to make some as gifts for special girlfriends; maybe an apron for my 3 yr old granddaughter? I'll pet the fabric fondly until a project just hollars "Make me!" Oh, I have also wanted to make myself a yoyo table cloth..that will use up a lot of fabric!

Kim said...

I see a gorgeous quilt and fabric too. Enjoy your trip to explore Canada, such a treat to go on an adventure. :o) Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh what a lovely quilt and what lovely fabric. I'm thinking I would use it to teach (or have someone else teach) Jessie to quilt - she wants to make some simple quilts to donate to project Linus. Have a great vacation
Kris

Ajka said...

Je to veľmi pekné. Podarilo sa ti zvláštne skombinovať farby. Originálne.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'd love to add some of these fabrics to a Medallion quilt that is made up of similar colors. I've been working on collecting them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Krousegirl said...

Ohh, Id love to have that fabric too! So nice when people pass it on...I think it would be fun to use in a pinwheel quilt...colorful and cheerful!
Thanks for the chance.
Jenny
krousegirl2 at aol dot com

BUMBLE BEANS said...

OOH! great fabrics!! I like your quilt, loks like a stitch and flip, great bright happy colors!

Dawn N. said...

ooooh, wonderful fabrics!! I am really into green right now and reds are also my favorite. I could see myself using these for a new set of placemats, or even some doll quilts for some kiddos I know. fun!

Renee G said...

I think I would try my hand on a baby quilt. These colors are so bright and cheery. And I think I might even remember one or two of the floral prints from my high school days. rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Anya said...

I think I'd use it for a cheery disappearing 9-patch quilt. Thanks for the chance.

jacquie said...

grandma's garden is fabulous! you must be so pleased. i'm sure it will do well. what a lovely set of fabric...you know i'd put that fabric in a quilt in a minute!

jacquie said...

oooh, forgot to say...congrats on the blogiversary!!

requilt said...

Oh my goodness, what pretty fabric. I can see it in a quilt and maybe a dress or two for the grandchildren.
Happy blogiversary and congrats on your garden quilt.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rima said...

OMG. What a great quilt! Love the fabric choices.

Rima
www.yarnydays.com

Lubica said...

na toto môžem povedať len úúúúú...žasné, si neskutočne šikovná