Thursday, July 11, 2019

Quiltsy Scrappy Challenge

Here we go again! No one likes a challenge more than Quiltsy.

How many of you have piles and boxes of scrapes from all the projects and quilted items you have made? I know, some day you are going to organize and finally make something using those scraps and left over remnants of projects past. But what if you were actually challenged to make something?

That's actually happened in June. Quiltsy Team challenged it's members to use their scrapes and left over pieces of fabric to create a table runner, table topper or a wall hanging. The only thing that could be new or purchased was the border and backing fabric. The middle and rest of the quilt top had to be made from only their scraps.

Thirty six members rose to the challenge and made exceptional quilted items from their scraps. Most used just their scraps only to make a quilted item. And looking at them you will be amazed that they were made from scraps. Might make you want to dig into your own scraps and see what you can come up with.

So on to the voting of which 3 you like the best. To vote, please leave a comment and include the numbers of your 3 favorites in your comments. On July 19th we will announce the 3 top ones that got your votes and which was was the over all favorite.

***Please note that the submissions for the challenge are closed only. Do not click onto the "visitor" link. Just leave your 3 choices in a comment below.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quiltsy Cares 3/31/19

On our last day of Quiltsy Cares we are featuring Kelly Wilbur of Sew Ever After.  Kelley is from Smokey Point Washington, and her donation went to Fidalgo Island Quilters

Our Guild donates crib or lap-size quilts that are in turn given to the more than 300 children and moms a year, who pass through a variety of shelters in Skagit County. Our quilts offer comfort and security during a critical time in their lives.

I stitched this fun Dr. Suess quilt for a special little one in need of some cheering up. My shop partner and Mother-in-Law is Peggy from Peggy's Long-arm Quilting. She did the quilting for our donation and I completed the quilt with the label and binding. After a wash, the flannel backing and cute fabrics have made this one snuggle-ready quilt!
Thank you, Kelly for the fun donation!  It will definitely bring a smile to the face of the recipient!

written by Pamela of PamelaQuilts.  Pamela is a founding member of the Quiltsy Team on Etsy and is currently team leader.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Quiltsy Cares 3/30/19 (part 2)

Today we actually have two featured quilters - one month wasn't long enough to get them all in!  Our second featured quilter is Lauren of Cactus Penguin.  Her charity is the Gilbert Fire Dept.  The inspiration behind her gift is sad, but we are so glad that she was able to find a way to help!

Several years ago, a friend & I witnessed an accident in Northern Arizona.  The EMT's were great, but unfortunately the mom didn't make it.  We were with the kids and saw that the only thing the fire dept had to put around the then we're plastic ground cloths.  The following week I talked to some fellow quilters and we sent a box of quilts to that fire station.

Each year I make a couple of children's flannel rag quilts and donate them to a station in my area.  This year, one quilt has stars in a white background interspersed with blocks of primary colors.  The other quilt is brown, green and a camouflage print.
I gave them to Fire Station #8 in Gilbert, Arizona.  I live in Sun Lakes, AZ.
Thank you, Lauren, for providing comfort for children in a scary situation.  

written by Pamela of PamelaQuilts.  Pamela is a founding member of the Quiltsy Team on Etsy and is currently team leader.