Monday, February 18, 2019

Show Your Wings Blog Hop

Today is my day for the 'Wings' Hop and I was delighted to see this new challenge hosted by Carol.  So many ways to interpret this title and let your creativity just go!  I tend to think outside the box and I have to use up all those scraps teasing me every day.


I had a zip bag stuffed with full and partial isosceles triangles pulled when this Hop was announced - had to use them.


As you can see, there were all in very different sizes, but I was going to fly by the seat of my pants and make them work for this hop.


Because - there were little birds, butterflies, and dragonflies hiding in these goodies as well.  


Since we've had nothing but snow, wind, and ice, I had to rely on indoor photos.  My improv take on hidden wings - even some of the white I used had butterflies and dragonflies.


I've had a large piece of Charlie Harper's "Bird Architects" and it was perfect for the back of this quilt.


I had just enough of one of my favorite bias print stripe fabrics for this - golds, rust, yellow, brown - to tie this together both front and back.


Hopefully like the birds build their nests from the mix of twigs, grasses, and leaves - I hope I have woven this mix of leftover scraps into a loved quilt.


'Hidden Wings' was fun to make and a great challenge.  Thank you CAROL for making me think outside the box again.

Be sure to visit the other hosts today 

February 19

36 comments:

  1. Terrific colours and I'm sure it's fun to find all the hidden wings in your project.

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  2. this is a wonderful piece. it is right with the theme. Love that you made your scraps work for you so effectively.

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  3. Just gorgeous! I zoomed in on the photo so I could see the variety of prints, I just love finding all the hidden treasures in there. It makes a quilt interesting, in my opinion.

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  4. Great idea for a "winged" project! It's lovely.

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  5. So many pretty fabrics in this, including a pretty butterfly. I love how many different "wings" are in the fabric and your great use of those isosceles triangles. The quilt turned out so pretty and bright. Thanks, Sharon, for inspiring us with wings and scraps!

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  6. Love your take on this one. Very out of your box and so great! Lot of hidden wings in this:) The greatest backing fabric too.

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  7. Great way to use something you already have on hand! The mixture of all those prints gives such a wonderful texture to your quilt! The colors give off so much personality. Great Job!

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  8. Great use of scraps and now you have a lovely quilt done.

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  9. You clever girl! I love your improv quilt using scrap triangles. That quilt was meant to be and you did an amazing job pulling it all together. Thanks for sharing! Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  10. What a cute quilt! Aren’t you the clever one! How big did it end up being? It’s so original!

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  11. Oh, I love this, Sharon. Now I know why you were so smitten with some bird fabric I saw at a quilt shop visit. Great quilt.

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  12. Cute quilt! I gwgtgst spam comment too. Had to turn on word verify

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  13. So cute. I can empathize with you over the weather. We have a snow coming this evening. For the love of geese.

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  14. Very neat quilt! So pretty! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  15. Beautiful Sharon! I love your way of thinking.You did an awesome job with your quilt. I really love it. Thank you for sharing today.

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  16. Wow! I love the way you used scrap triangles to make this. It's so fresh and different. I particularly like the way you "floated" the triangles with the white borders.

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  17. Nicely done! A great way to use the scrap triangles.

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  18. I love this quilt, Sharon. You always have the most inspiring scrap projects. I love how you find and combine and create with what you have. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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  19. Letting your fabric do the strutting was a great way to participate in the Show Your Wings Blog Hop (and a great use of scraps, too!!)

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  20. so wonderful. i love the title. thanks for sharing today.
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  21. Your quilt looks wonderful. No one would guess it was from scraps as the colour palette looks very planned.
    Beautiful backing too.

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  22. A lovely quilt and it's got an adorable backing fabric. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us.

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  23. I think you did a great job. What's not to love when there is a scrap quilt involved?!? MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  24. Love this quilt, Sharon. What a great way to use up those triangles and the back is just as fun as the front.

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  25. Wow this quilt is awesome and I think it is fabulous how you used up left overs. The backing is my favorite though. I have a small hoard of Charlie Harper fabrics.

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  26. I love the colors of this. Great idea for the theme.

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  27. Wow your quilt has great visual impact. And how clever of you for the use of the theme!

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  28. Oh my goodness, you have an eye for quilt pieces that I so admire. This is really cool!

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  29. Lovely wings, and Charlie Harper backing is perfect. 💚💚💚

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  30. Don't you just love scraps. This is perfect for the hop and to already had the backing too. There is a purpose for this sweet quilt. I hope you share sometime what it turned out to be.

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  31. Beautifully done! Love the warm colors you used for the front. The backing is perfect too. Another lovely finish. You do have a way with scraps.

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  32. What a beautiful project Sharon. You really made those triangles work nicely together. I love how you did this project.

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