Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dotty Prize Winner!

I won a prize from the August giveaway at the Okan Arts!  It was a HUGE prize of 20 Fat Quarters from Judie Rothermel’s Scrappier Dots collection, produced by Studio 37 of Marcus Fabrics; and three spools of cotton floss by Aurifil, valued at $71. Thank you so much!

I am so excited! They are so pretty, and I really like dots.  My The Earth Laughs in Flowers quilt was made completely out of dotted fabric. That's why its nickname and working title was Daisy's Chickenpox.

A part of me wants to undo the ribbons and find a pattern make something new right away.  And another part is telling me to be reasonable and keep working on the quilts that are already on the top of the list and not let another quilt cut in line.

And yet another part of me is saying, just use them for the quilt you are already making. The red, white and blue fabrics would fit right in on the Sweet Land of Liberty quilt.  At this point, I haven't cut the ribbon, but I have to admit that I have fondled and admired each of the fabrics and have already started using the floss for the Sweet Land of Liberty. After all,  I had to turn the hatchet from that last post into a flag.

And yet another part of me thinks I could compromise and make a small quilt to really honor the collection and then put the fabrics into future projects as they fit.

Sorry about the stains on the table. It is on my porch and doesn't wash off. I will have to sand it and paint or stain it someday when I am not quilting.

15 Minutes to Stitch

I am late posting my progress for last week, but I definitely sewed all seven days working on the bricks quilt and the Liberty quilt I mentioned in my last post. My progress as of Sunday was:

15 Minute sessions of stitching this week:  7 out of 7
15 Minute sessions of stitching this year:  205 out of 252 sessions
Success rate: 81%


Nancy said...

Oh, lucky you, Shasta, to have won such a wonderful bundle of fabric! Congratulations. I would be going through the same thoughts about using the fabric that you mentioned. It will be interesting to see what you finally decide. (And you know that not to decide is to decide, right?) Wishing you fun with the fabrics!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Congratulations! That looks like a fun bundle and yes you should pull out the red, white and blue and use some of it on your current project.

Kim said...

Oh wow!! Lucky you for winning all those gorgeous fabrics. I bet you have a lot of fun diving into that pretty bundle. I can't wait to see what you do with these treasures.

Kate said...

How fun! It's so hard to stick with a plan when you get some new stuff into the stash. Sometimes the planning for new stash acquisitions can be fun enough to keep me from starting something new right away. Happy stitching this weekend.

9658 Textiles said...

I love posts about winners! hahha. congrats on the loot! and thanks for sharing the joy.

Ann said...

Congratulations on winning this gorgeous collection. I hope you put it to use soon but know it will enhance anything you choose to make.

Janie said...

Yes, congratulations, what beautiful fabric and thread.
You'll put them to good use, I'm sure.
I looked at your last post, your 'unassuming quilt' is very fun.

Emily said...

Congratulations! If the fabric you won matches a project you are working on, I say that's a sign to break it out and start using it!