Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dandelions and Buttercups

DESIGN WALL



My design wall has been working with the Color Challenge for http://www.patchworktimes.com/.  When I saw Tonya's  posts on playing with Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts, I knew I had to use this.  Since our heat wave/dry spell, all that is of our lawn and fields are dandelions, buttercups and chickory  - another variation of the colors in the Picasso piece.  So fabrics were pulled and on to the convergence process.  This will be used for our Quilt Guild's summer challenge, too.  So lots of embellishing is going on right now.  I am very excited about this piece!


CHARITY


I really enjoyed making these doll quilts for the Mrs. Claus project.  I have shown some other bits of photos in previous post - pulling orphan blocks, scraps - now my drawer of scrap bindings and one of my thread bins - I love thread, along with fabric, buttons, etc......  These 12" x 18" little quilts work up so quickly - pop over and check out what is needed and consider a gift to a child.



And Katie has opened the linky for the 100 Quilts for Kids as well as offering a new pattern (jelly roll friendly) and a give away.  If you donated thru Hands2Help - you can use those quilts, or if a new charity quilt, please post up.

WINNERS





Mary Quiltin' Grandma will receive the Coquette
Needled Mom will receive the Petite Odile
Carrie P A Passion for Applique will receive the Trade Winds


This worked out without me sweating and feeling bad - they all get their first choice! I will be sending each of the winners a personal e-mail for mailing information. Congratulations ladies and thank you to all my followers - AND, welcome and hello to the new followers.


CLOSING THOUGHT

"The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn;
the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops,
and summer sweetens all to me."
- James Russell Lowell

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon





28 comments:

  1. Your conversion quilt is looking good! I don't think I've seen it done quite like that before. Congratulations to the winners!

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  2. Good Idea to combine your challenges into one project! Thanks for choosing my name to win.

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  3. such cute dolls quilts Sharon,well done.xx

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  4. Congratulations to the winners. The doll quilts are wonderful and I can't wait to see your newest project completed.

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  5. Your quilt is wonderful...the colors are amazing and sure look great together! The doll quilts are adorable...you are always so generous with your treasures...quite an inspiration. And the little quote is perfect for the dandelion days of summer! Enjoy your day!

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  6. Your colour challenge project is amazing! Great job!

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  7. Wow love the conversion quilt and the color placement. That is a very striking quilt. Love it. Congrats to the winners of that wonderful give away, you are so generous Sharon.

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  8. Oh I really like what you've come up with on your art quilt....nicely done!
    You are a busy bee :0)
    Happy Sewing

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  9. I really like your convergance quilt. I watched Ricky make one and started but got sidetracked (I wonder where I put that?). And, boy, do those colors play wall together.

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  10. Congratulations to the winners....how great that the first choices all worked out!
    That convergence quilt is so great..I love it.

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  11. thanks so much!!!
    Wow! I love seeing the inspiration for your convergence quilt.

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  12. I forgot to congratulate the other winners. congrats girls!

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  13. That turned out really cool! Congratulations to the winners!!

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  14. conversion quilt is awesome! i only wish our fields were as colorful.
    congrats to the winners.
    we did get a nice storm in the wee hours, hope you did too.

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  15. Your convergence is so neat and I LOVE how you've extended it to the borders. I am attempting that on my second one in a round about odd way. LOL, probably hillbilly style.

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  16. Interesting convergence quilt. Very modern. I like it. Such sweet little doll quilts, Sharon! Posted mine to Mrs Clause today :D
    Congratulation to the winners!

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  17. Always so generous Sharon! Love to come by for a visit! :)

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  18. I love how the colors work together in your color challenge. Those little quilts are so cute!!

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  19. Congrats to the winners!
    Love the doll quilts, Sharon!

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  20. Your convergence quilt is looking great. I have one--it's one of my first. I keep thinking I'll go back and do another in another color play. Your doll quilts are adorable.

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  21. Love the doll quilts Sharon! Congrats to the winners.

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  22. The doll quilts are so great....thank you so much. Love this convergence quilt.

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  23. Congrats to the winners and I love your Convergence quilt! I've made several but this makes me want to make another! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  24. Oh, love your design wall! The color challenge has been fun to watch! :)

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  25. Nice way to experiment with color..

    and I like the doll quilts. Must save the link for later....

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  26. I just love those little doll quilts - I really want to make some to send myself. I see a sew-in coming on.....

    And I love your convergence quilt - great colors! Whoop whoop!!

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  27. A convergence quilt is a great idea for the color challenge! What a nice one you have constructed! Cute doll quilts too. And I'll need to take a look at the link for the charity quilts.

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  28. I love your color palette challenge quilt!

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