Monday, July 3, 2017

Dry Spell Is Broken!!

Seems like I haven't had much to write about lately (dry spell) , but then I started choosing photos and I guess I do have a little going on!  Components below are for a quilt called "Morning Walk" using the "Rachel Remembered" line by Betsy Chutchian for Moda.  I absolutely fell in love with the yellow/blue floral (and that dark blue too!)  Hopefully, I will be able to sew over the holiday ...would love to get the top completed!






This Conversational is from one of my antique quilt tops, a Charm Quilt of triangles.  I think he is probably rolling a pumpkin but it looks like a giant tomato to me!







From a recently-acquired Triangle Quilt Top......circa 1890




Chrome Orange!


Love this print!  Another cut seen below.


Ugly Orange!  But I like it!

This green appears very faded.....similar print to the brown above.


Love this print!


Has many double pinks!


One of the dating factors!   Claret Red!

Several nice poison greens too!


On the right below is a glimpse of an 1870's "cheater"!



Nice piece of old chintz!









At the family camps on a point on Woodbury Pond (10 minutes from here), a pair of magnificent Eagles built a nest.....appears to have only one eaglet, nearly fullgrown now.  I told them I would stock our farm pond with trout if they would move to our place!



Fortunate to get this shot of both parents!  Have to stand pretty far away......we are not supposed to get within 330 feet of an eagle's nest!



 The Heart quilt is for Madilyn, the ever-smiling darling little Madilyn!



Who is now 9 months old!


And, I can't show you one little darling without also showing the other two!  This is Penny, 10 months old, who visited last month from FL.  (Her parents came too.)



And this is Baylor, 19 months old, visiting from AZ.  We get to keep him for a few more weeks!
I had forgotten how quick a little boy of 19 months can be!!!


A new book, always new books!  Latest one from an American Quilt Study Group........

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the scrap box is full again!  Did not think I would be able to cram all this into one box, but by folding more neatly, I was able to!  Leave a comment and I will use Random Generator Husband to pick the winner in a week or two!



74 comments:

  1. I would love to win your scraps!
    I always wanted to see a bald eagle in the wild. I got my wish in Florida when I saw one but then visited my daughter is Alaska and saw thirteen in the air above at the same time!!!

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  2. Love seeing the vintage prints and the book on baskets looks good - does it have patterns or just photos of quilts?

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    1. While the previous books of AQSG study quilts had patterns, this one does not....not sure why.

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  3. I love seeing your pictures -- your darlings are so cute!! Love the eagles -- perfect for the 4th of July weekend! The vintage fabrics are really fun to see!! I love playing with other people's scraps@@

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  4. Such gorgeous fabrics in the Rachel Remembered line! I hope you get to sew on that project to your heart's content over the holiday.
    What a cute conversation print.
    Thanks for the glimpses of the wonderful vintage fabrics in the triangle quilt top you acquired.
    Great shots of the eagles--so majestic (and intimidating)!
    Such sweet little faces! Little Maggie (that was the newborn granddaughter with us when DD#1 and I visited your shop), is now 2 and she and her mama are spending the week with us. She wears us all out! :)

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  5. What fabulous pics! That triangles quilt is a treasure, with some really great prints! What a lovely heart quilt your making for the sweet little peanut, Madilyn....who looks very excited to be 9 months old! Love it!

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  6. Your grands are adorable!! Great pictures. Your scrap box looks like so much fun. Thank you for the chance to win. Hugs,

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  7. always love scraps and babies!!

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  8. I always love seeing a post in my inbox from you! I adore this old quilt and fabrics! At first glance, I thought a peach...but I think tomato or pumpkin would be more accurate. Love conversational prints! Bring them back Marcus brothers!!! I'm lucky I hoarded them back when. Cute babies. Glad you're having a good summer.now I'm going to have to order this book.

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  9. Wonderful box of scraps. I know I would use them. I love the Eagles. We have some in our area too. And yes the baby's are lovable too. Nancy P.

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  10. Great blog from start to end. The best, of course, are the grand children. Thank you for the chance to win such a great selection of scraps.

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  11. Oh My! Looking at your pile of scraps I saw a scrap (pink stars) that I actually need for a quilt that I am working on. Hope I win! Also thank you for showing the new basket book. It looks like a winner!

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  12. Zooming in, the pumpkin looks more like a peach to me! So fun to see all the fabrics!

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  13. Looks like you have a lot going on! Your grands are adorable! Have a happy 4th!

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  14. So pretty! I hope we get to see the whole top soon. Have fun sewing and thanks for the chance to win your scraps!

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  15. Oh, Scraps! They look wonderful and thank you for adding me to the list for a chance to win them.

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  16. Someone needs to bring back the really odd conversationals! No more saddles and sailboats - we need a child rolling a monster tomato! I'm working on a civil war quilt at the moment and I see some of the same fabrics in your scrap box!

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  17. Loved every one of those vintage fabrics--thank you for sharing!

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  18. I'm glad the dry spell has ended! I enjoy reading your blog. I need to come see you and get some of the Rachel Remembered fabric. It looks like a perfect border for a small quilt I am working on. Thank you for showing your beautiful antique quilt top. I love it!

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  19. Thanks for sharing the fabric photos. I love antique fabric, and that boy rolling the tomato is precious!

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  20. I love that yellow fabric too, it's so pretty. The fabrics in the triangle quilt are great and that little boy rolling the tomato is great!! You do have quite a bit of scraps to share.

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  21. Great assortment of fabrics in the triangles. Cute kids!

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  22. It's fun to see the triangle quilt. Your babies are just darling. Sharon M

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  23. Your fabrics are the best! And your insight is vast. Love those grand babies, Cyndi. Thanks for sharing them and your fabric treasures with us. Kristy in MD

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  24. Grandbabies are the best! If I was lucky enough to win your generous giveaway I would love to start a scrappy quilt for my six grandbabies under the age of four. Thank you for sharing your vintage quilts also, so fun to see the old fabrics

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  25. Thank you for this opportunity to get my hands on your scraps! Your grandbabies are beautiful and the eagle pictures magnificent. Such stately birds and I'm viewing them on the 4th of July ... how appropriate!

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  26. I was perfectly happy with the photos of the fabrics, but then you threw in those adorable baby pics, and your post just got sweeter! What a nice thing to find in my mailbox.

    Carole

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  27. This would be so pretty in my scrappy tumbler! Love your blog...

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  28. ooh so blessed to have those cuties around now and then....and i agree on the blue/yellows! i'll take your scraps any day...lol!

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  29. I am also working on Morning Walk this week and hope to finish today. Your grandbabies are precious.

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  30. Beautiful children ...and quilts!

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  31. I love the quilt for Madilyn. It's great to get a look at fabrics in antique quilts. I also got the book on Basket quilts. Love the quilts in the book. I lived in the Upper Peninsula for a while has quite a few eagle nests nearby. Cute babies. Hugs

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  32. Wonderful old fabrics... even cuter little ones! I esp. like Maddie's "yay for me!" wave

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  33. Your scraps are always so yummy. Happy Fourth of July.

    Terry in So. Calif.

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  34. Thanks so much for sharing photos of your antique quilt. I love seeing the ways that quilters put fabrics together. Reminds me to be a little freer with my fabric choices.

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  35. Wonderful looking at all those old fabrics!

    Do you ever make a little mini quilt out of your sxraps? That's what I would do.

    Happy 4th!

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  36. What amazing fabrics in that new acquisition. I always love the double pinks :0) Your project in the first picture looks lovely - I hope you'll share it again when it's all together. The eagle pictures are fabulous - they are such regal looking birds.

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  37. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful pictures. I love scrap fabric and can always use a bit more.

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  38. Beautiful old quilt and the babies are adorable!

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  39. Thanks for the post, Cyndi, and for the fabric close-ups. What did you end up doing with that lovely Hamilton quilt?

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    1. Hamilton quilt is still hanging but due to get packed up this week and sent to be hung at the Maine Quilt show at the end of the month!

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  40. So tempting scraps! Love reading your posts and pictures of antique quilts. Lots of inspiration!!

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  41. It would be so much fun to work with your scraps, give myself a deadline and then pass yours and mine on to someone else

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  42. Thanks for sharing the triangle fabrics--very interesting. Your little ones are adorable--I'm sure there are going to be lots of fun visits in your future!

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  43. I love scrap boxes.....who wouldn't be delighted with that kind of mail! Love all the fabrics in the triangle quilt. I have several vintage pieces I bought at a sale.....need to start working on one of them!

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  44. There are so many wonderful things about this blog post:
    -- your grandchildren are adorable (and I know about speedy little 19-month-old boys -- and my much older body trying to keep up!)
    -- those eagles: how wonderful to have a nest of them so close
    -- the fabrics in the old quilt are delightful to see
    -- your blue and yellow/gold quilt is beautiful and the heart quilt is too sweet
    -- you are very generous to give away a box of scraps. Thank you!

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  45. I would love to win your fabulous box of scraps! Thanks for all the photos and inspiration you share. And I love the pictures of your grandbabies, too!

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  46. Great photo of the pair of eagles. We have a pair on our lake too. I love watching them soar. Thanks for the chance at your box of scraps.

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  47. What a inspiring post! I always enjoy studying those beautiful vintage fabrics. Love those pinks and poison greens :)
    Great photo of the Eagle pair. Amazing.
    Count me in on the scrap giveaway. I'm working on a scrap pineapple and would love to include some of these.

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  48. Love seeing the photos of fabrics, eagles and especially the sweet babies! Thanks for the chance to win a box of scraps!

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  49. Your grandchildren are so sweet and look so happy.
    Would love to win your scraps because that is what I mostly make - scrappy quilts.

    Charlotte

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  50. What a wonderful study quilt with all those awesome fabrics. Someone else's scraps always seem better than your own. Count me in.

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  51. Look at Baylor's blonde hair! Wow! And, those two little girls are too cute for words! I was hoping to get up before the show, but it doesn't look good. Love that triangle top!

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  52. Wonderful post filled with charming fabrics, wildlife, and grandkids!

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  53. I always appreciate the fabric education that you include with your posts.

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  54. How nice to read your post tonight. I was able to get a picture of an eagle sitting along the roadside along the Kennebec River; but your pictures put mine to shame. How lucky for you to be able to observe a pair nesting! Your grandbabies are gorgeous !! What an amazing array of fabrics in that scrappy triangle quilt...must be so much fun to check them out one by one. Looks like there are some really nice scraps in that box.

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  55. I love that antique quilt top. Thank you for sharing photos of it. I bought Betsy's fabric also. I like the heart quilt. The simplicity.
    meredithewen@me.com

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  56. Your darling are so adorable with that beautiful smile.

    I love to see your fabric combo,so cute-

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  57. Loved your blog - the pictures of the grandbabies, the beautiful old fabrics, and the eagles.

    I see those scraps fitting beautifully into borders around an appliqued medallion.

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  58. Wonderful photos, I see so many that have been reproduced for us today. Those are some pretty darn cute babies, lucky you! Would love to win your scraps and include them in one of my quilts. Scraps are the best.

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  59. Great conversational print, don't think I have seen that one. Your triangles look like a great study project.
    Sweet babies - nice to make pretty quilts.
    I think the AQSG Basket book is terrific!

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  60. Starting with the last AQSG Study: Civil War, the book was self published by AQSG. That is why there are no patterns. I haven't seen the book yet. Can't wait!

    I would also love to win your scraps. I have such fun with scraps!

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  61. Grandkids are such precious gifts from God. Yours are lovely. I would love to add your scraps to mine. dorthac at aol.com

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  62. I love making scrap quilts and can always use more scraps for variety. I love looking at old fabric prints in antique and vintage quilts. Eagles are fun to watch and we have quite a few in our area. Cute heart quilt and grand kids.

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  63. Love scraps and the wonderful quilts they make. Cutie pie will give great joy in the coming years

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  64. What sweet grands! Nothing compares to being a grandparent. Love the beautiful brown prints in the triangle quilt. I agree the blue and yellow print is spectacular. Hope to see you some time this summer.
    Pat from Waterford
    quiltroom@myfairpoint.net

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  65. I enjoyed visiting your shop recently and I've finished one mini quilt from the Little Handfuls of Scraps book that I won from Edyta Sitar! I want to come and live in Litchfield. I took a little ride around while I was there and I just love the area!
    Kim
    Brewer, ME

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  66. I love scrap quilts. Fingers crossed. Grand kids best of life blessings

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  67. Love all those great prints in that triangle quilt. So glad we have so many wonderful reproductions to sew with. Thanks for the chance to win the scraps, I'd love to add some variety to mine.
    valekort at yahoo dot com

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  68. Hello! I so enjoyed stopping by your shop today and can't wait to play around with my new fabrics. Thought I'd give it another try to enter the giveaway. I would love some scraps to work on my reproduction fabric stash!
    Jillian from NY

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    1. Very nice to meet you and your Mom in the shop today! Especially nice to meet/talk younger people interested in the quilting history of their departed family members ....if you come next year, bring your grandmother's completed quilt for Show 'n Tell!!

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  69. Very odd....just lost my long comment.... oh well, I loved this post.
    Lovely old fabrics from your triangle quilt top, Betsy's fabrics in your quilt, an eaglet, your sweet grandbabies, enjoyed it all. I just wish Your shop was closer to Ohio. Thanks for posting.

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  70. I would love some scraps to work on my reproduction fabric stash

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