Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Catching Up!!

Weather is perfect here in Maine today.....after 3 hot days, it is cool and breezy again.  Not much gets done around here when it is hot/humid!  But today I plan to spend the afternoon in my sewing room putting together my 8-point Star strip quilt while listening to my current audiobook "Winter of the World", the second book of a trilogy by Ken Follett......great historical fiction!  
Can't believe it's been a month since I wrote anything here!  Life, and its glitches, sometimes get in the way.  



 Recently made this mini Tumbler using the little "Thimble" template from Come Quilt with Me.  There have been a lot of little tumblers presented on Yahoo groups lately that reminded me that I had one I had not yet used!  The fabrics are Moda "candy" (2-1/2" squares) "Everlastings" by Sandy Gervais.  The border is from an older line of hers...can't remember the name.  The little quilt measures about 9" x 13".


Bought this funky quilt top recently.......you can probably see why it was never assembled!  Wavy, wavy!  
This closeup of the center shows how visible the applique stitches are!  And no matching of thread colors as we do now!
This quilt block was purchased at the same time as the above applique......a friend was spring-cleaning!  This quilt has been cut up by someone.  The thing that intrigued me about this quilt was the wine red color.  Maybe I'll make something from the parts..... And another thing....the quilt had been tied AND handquilted in some of the blocks!
This little table mat was made using the same Sandy Gervais "Everlastings" as in the Tumbler above.  I wanted to see how big a quilt I could make pairing the 2-1/2" squares with the dotted background.  Had several choices for the border and finally chose this older brown Blackbird print.  Table mat measures about 24" square.  Below are the 3 choices.  I'll probably machine quilt this one.




If you have followed me this far...............
Now it is time for another Giveaway!  I  have so much more fabric that I can ever use that I am happy to share!  Fabrics are mostly Reproductions with some plaids and Fall fabrics!  These 6" squares fill to bursting a medium flat rate postal box.  Leave a comment and I will choose a winner Monday June 10.  Can mail this box only to US as the international rate has gone sky high!!  Sorry.

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  1. Love your little quilts--makes me want to go make another one right now!! : )
    Would love to win the giveaway!

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  2. Would be thrilled with the beautiful little squares...and love the little quilts!

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  3. Love your scrappy quilts with the HSTs and the tumblers. Wonderful fabrics. I'm international so don't count me in for your draw, just wanted to commend you for some great projects!

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  4. What great little quilts .... love them!!! I love using repro fabrics and making scrappy quilts.

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  5. your little quilts are sweet, i love working with Sandy Gervais' fabrics. Would love to win, my sis lives in the States and would take good care of these treasures until she visits Canada again :) thanks for the chance!

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  6. I love that wonky quilt. Love your little quilts with the Everlastings too. Such pretty colors! Thanks for the giveaway. Yum!

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  7. Oh my, you have been busy! Your triangles are perfect! I'm impressed...and I like the brown border the best! Very pretty! What a fun give away...I will keep my fingers crossed!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  8. Love your little half square triangle quilt! And that funky quilt top is beautiful in all it's wonkiness. Do you think the waviness will quilt out?

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  9. I love your little table mat! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I will love you forever if you send me your squares!

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  11. Great looking scraps - they would do much to enhance my quilts. I hope I win!

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  12. I love making scrap quilts, especially reproduction fabrics. Your quilts are very pretty! Thanks for the give away. I hope I win (smile).

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  13. Thank you so much for all you share! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Marisa - sew1800s@yahoo.com

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  14. Inspirational minis to be sure, Cyndi! I just love the scrappiness of them all.

    I live across the Bay of Fundy from you IN Nova Scotia so technically I am disqualified from your giveaway. But if I wind and promise to come by and pick them up at your shop when we're in Maine this summer, does that mean I can enter? *wink*

    Seriously, we will be down as soon as we can confirm the dates in between doctor visits, animal sitters and garden waterers.

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  15. So good to hear from you again, Have been thinking about you. Love the thimble quilt ,too cute and oh the table mat is wonderful...you have been sewing glad to hear that.
    love that little applique block wow would to applique a bunch of those blocks using lots of poison greens and turkey reds and make a quilt
    great funky quilt, don't show that to Judy she will want it!
    oh my would love to win the scrap box of fabrics, I can see a lot of little quilts made with those. I haven't made a little quilt in a few months.
    My scrap baskets are emptied, I just have strips right now, can you imagine!
    thanks for the giveaway
    Kathie

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  16. I would love to win your give away. I am working on some paper pieced stars in reproduction fabric and I just started buying reproduction fabric about 6 months ago so I have very limited choices. Your scraps would add so much variety. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. That applique is actually quite pretty but too bad its so wavy. It will be interesting to see what you do with it.
    I'd love to win the giveaway as we don't have much repro fabric in this area. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. What a cute tumbler, I've got one ready to baste and finish. Would love to have some of your scraps come play at my house :).

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  19. Please enter me in your scraps give-away. I'd love to win these pretty fabrics! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  20. Was visiting with my scrap squares basket recently and they said that they would like some more basket mates! Hope I'm lucky. Thanks Brenda C. P.S. Liked your border choice

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  21. Love all the minitures you make and the ones that are in your shop! I plan to make one this summer while on vacation! Would love to have all those great 6 inch squares!

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  22. I love what you make and the fabrics you use are great! I'm working on some mini paper pieced projects and your scraps would work very nicely in them. It's hard to find reproduction fabric where I live. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I love your HST table mat. I need to break some of my scraps out. Please include me for a chance in your giveaway. Thanks.

    Terri tdwoverton at gmail.com

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  24. ooohh ken follett; terrific read...and love your little HSTs...and i am also interested in the giveaway of course!

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  25. I love the tiny tumbler quilt. I have just made a flag using that template. I would love to win your giveaway!

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  26. I too love Ken Follett books. Love your little quilts. I have been wanting to make a thimble quilt for a long time. After seeing your cute little one perhaps tonight I might tackle that. Just have to get our of work first (ugg). Thanks for the chance to score some of your beautiful fabric jewels!

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  27. Wish I lived in USA! Love the little quilts you have made, has inspired me to get out my reproductions and start cutting...I dont have enough projects made to have scraps yet, but working on it!

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  28. I haven't made little quilts, but after seeing yours, I might have to start. I'd love to win your giveaway. Thanks for sharing.
    cindy cke49 at yahoo dot com

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  29. So what are you going to do with your funky quilt top? Those old ones are so fun to look at! Please include my name in your giveaway drawing.....

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  30. Oh my goodness! I love that funky quilt top! Will you try to finish it somehow? Maybe just enjoy it as is. I would love the fabric too :).

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  31. I enjoy all of your small quilts. In between large quilts it's nice to have a quick finish sometimes. And they're very fun to decorate with. Please include me in your drawing. So generous of you to share!

    Melissa Raddetz

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  32. Such sweet little projects! I'm waiting for my tumbler ruler to come in the mail so I can use some of my little squares. Thanks for the chance to get some more!!

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  33. Wow! Love the fabric.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. Lovely little quilts as always. Would love to win some scraps.

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  35. I'd be thrilled beyond words to win your squares. Thank you so much for the chance!!!!

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  36. Lovely wonky quilt! Thanks for sharing it. Your little quilts are all just wonderful. Would love to be entered in the drawing for the squares. Would be fun to play!

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  37. I love your little mini's, Cyndi! Awesome! And that big, bold, wavy quilt top is fantastic! I wonder if anything can be done to tweak it for quilting!?! Hmmmmm!

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  38. I really like the border on the middle photo..i purchased the medium size tumbler template a good while back..just dug it out two days ago to motivate me to get started...think I will used my civil war collection to pull from on this one..Who doesn't love scraps??

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  39. Great finds and finishes for you. Yes, I am so sorry to see how the International rates have gone so high!~ Always enjoy your posts.

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  40. Put my name in the hat! Winning your squares would be like birthday and Christmas rolled into one!

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  41. I love your blog. I keep hoping to win a box.

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  42. Love the Tumbler quilt...that is on my bucket list. Your envelope of scrappy squares would be a perfect addition to the pieces I have set aside for that project. Thanks for the chance.

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  43. I'd love to win a box of repro scraps as that's really all I tend to use. I keep trying to step out of my box but I just can't get into anything but repro/civil war, etc. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for such a great blog!

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  44. I would love to win some scraps - they look like so much fun to play with!

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  45. Seeing your two little mini's using Sandy's Everlastings fabric reminds me that I started a project with those fabrics last September... time to pull it out again! Thanks for the chance to win a whole lot of scraps!!!

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  46. Your fabrics are just what I like. Your little quilts are cute. I have been cutting out tumblers with a tiny template. I haven't started to put them together yet.

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  47. You are so generous to give away your squares! I just finished a red, white and blue tumble quilt and it came out really cute. Thanks for posting photos of your projects!

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  48. I would make room in my stash for free fabric.

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  49. I look forward to your posts. thanks for taking the time to stay in touch.

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    1. this is the first time I have replied and I guess I didn't know how to do it correctly. Anyway, here's my info....
      kathie Lombard, 15 orchard drive, Saint Albans, me. 04971

      if I have won, THANK YOU!

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  50. The quilts you posted are beautiful as are all the ones at the shop. I enjoyed visiting during the Maine Shop Hop and look forward to visiting again soon- so much fabric !!!

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  51. I am wondering what you're going to do with the appliqué quilt top. With the hot weather, I'm in the mood for mini things, like tumblers and English paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. I love the civil war reproduction fabric that you carry in your shop. Thanks for hosting another giveaway. Need to get up to your shop soon so I can finish my husbands quilt.

    Pauline Gudas
    pgudas@roadrunner.com

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  53. I have a few of those 2 1/2" charm packs. I now have a great idea for using them....love the tumbler quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some scraps. I am always looking for some new fabrics to use in my 4" log cabin blocks.

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  54. Your little quilts are adorable! I would use the third choice for the border. Would love to win the fabric give-away! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Terri
    takarasch@frontier.com

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  55. Wonderful little quilts. I'm cutting one right now, though your scraps would be a great addition!

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  56. Your squares to give away look delicious! I'd love to win them.

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  57. I love your giveaways......I would so love it more if I were the lucky winner. Love, love Civil War repros!!!! Those blocks would be great to add to my collection to use in ongoing and future projects.
    Thanks for the chance - Nancy

    NKL2@AOL.COM

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  58. How exciting give-aways....don't we all love to get a 'surprise'...not good at winning but will give it a try...(smile)

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  59. I'm cutting a couple different sizes of tumblers. Bet I could get a mini like yours done quick! Love those minis!

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  60. I am grateful for the quilt tops that are Wavy. We get to play with them now if we want to or just save them. I am taking an entire one apart now that was not finished. You found neat things for your collection. That was a funny comment on no thread matching for appliqué. Yep!

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  61. Well I just love all you do,but love the small quilts you make.You help me by knowing what I want to make next.Thank you Cyndi.Your taste on material is the best.

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  62. Love, Love CW fabrics. Autumn fabrics are my 2nd favorite. We must be soul sisters! Your tumbler quilt is so pretty.

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  63. Great giveaway! I can always use more CW fabric! We enjoyed our visit to Maine last Sept!

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  64. What yummy fabrics - I do believe I could put them to good use. Maybe some small quilts like your minis.

    Terry

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  65. I would love to win your scraps. I am getting ready to start CW Diary and could use small pieces...thanks, Nancy in PA

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  66. Thanks for a chance to win...love the colors and they could make friends with some of my scraps in a scrappy quilt :)

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  67. I just love your blog. Went back to your 2010 post with the picture out your kitchen window and it is just beautiful. You do beautiful work. Thank you for taking the time to post. Kathryn from MI

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  68. Sweet little quilts. I'm working on an English paper piecing tumbler quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. Hi Cyndi,
    Always love seeing your little quilts. They are precious and inspiring. Sorry we haven't been up in a while. Busy attending quilt shows since our 10-day trip to Lancaster. Look forward to seeing you this summer at the quilt shows. Please enter me in your give-a-way drawing. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Pat from Waterford
    downeaster@myfairpoint.net

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  70. I love seeing your little quilts. How nice it would be to receive a package of fabric from you.
    Thanks for your blog and giveaways.
    delong53@tidewater.net

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  71. Margaret from MaineJune 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    I found your blog today :) Lots of fun reading it and seeing what you are doing and finding.
    I am starting sewing again after a 15 year hiatus(working). Now, I will have time to do what I love, sew and garden.

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  72. Cyndi, I vote for the lighter blue with the HSTs. I would also love to win some scraps!
    Patty

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  73. I always enjoy your posts (and your quilts). To win the fabric would be so much fun. Qwiltbird@yahoo.com

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  74. I adore the wavy addition to your collection! It is so funky and primitive!! Love the hst mini and tumbler!!
    Please throw my name in the hat for the scraps. That's about the only kind of quilts I make these days.

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  75. Love your new additions! Always love your posts. Pretty little quilts you made too!

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