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Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Scrappy Quilt & A Give-A-Way Winner


Welcome November!
Can you believe how fast the year is going?


Before I annouce the winner of my
Give-A-Way
I want to show you my latest quilt.

I counted 88 different fabrics used
on this scrappy quilt, made from 
unfinished projects and scraps.











I love making quilts from scraps . . .
it's almost like a free quilt.


Now for the winner of this banner.
I drew names this morning
and want to announce that
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Mari of  My Little Corner Of The World
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Is the winner of this Joy banner.
If you haven't visited Mari's blog
this link will take you there.
http://marislittlecorner.blogspot.com/ 
 Mari is a wife, mother of 5 children
and grandmother of 2.
She is also a nurse at a long term care center.
She is always posting yummy recipes
and has one posted right now for 
Cream Cheese Crescent Bars.
Be sure and check it out :) 
 



Thank you all for visiting
and have a sweet day :)

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

52 comments:

  1. Scrap quilts are my favorites; however, the scraps never seem to be used up and all my quilts end up with pieces of the same fabrics. ;) Your fall decorations are sweet and NO! where has this year gone!

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    1. The year is just speeding along for me . . . faster than this gal wants to go, LOL. I love scrappy quilts, too. They just seem so comfy and fun :)

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  2. Congratulations Mari :)
    Connie your quilt is wonderful!!

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    1. Good Morning Rain and thank you so much. Quilts made from scraps are just so much fun to make . . . no rules, no worrying about patterns and fabric going together or not . . . just pure fun and coziness :)

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  3. Congratulations to Mari, a beautiful banner. Will pop over to visit next. Love the quilt, so bright and cheerful and an great way to use up all of this little projects that have been abandoned.

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    1. I know, I have a lot of these little projects, this was a great way to use some of them up :)

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  4. That quilt reminds me of the ones my grandmother made from her scrap bag fabrics. I still have a couple of them. It is so wonderful to be able to use those pieces and 'remember' what the fabric was for in the original project(s).
    Congrats to the winner. I don't know her so I will pop by her blog. Have a great day- xo Diana

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    1. Hello Sweetie, thanks for stopping by. Scrappy quilts are fun and because they are made from scraps you don't mind it when the dog decides to take a nap on one, or the grand-kids use them on the floor for watching TV :) I know you will like Mari's blog.
      Have a sweet day.

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  5. You scrappy quilt turned out so pretty! What a great idea to put it together like that! And congrats to Mari! We are all so fortunate to have you for a blog buddy! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you so much . . . you have warmed my heart :)

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  6. Congratulations to Mari. I know she will love the banner. That quilt makes me happy just looking at it. I love scrappy quilts. All of the bright colors just pop. I really like your first picture of the bicycle and the pumpkins too. It says fall to me.
    Blessings, Betsy

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    1. Scrappy quilts are happy quilt :) I'm delighted that you like it.

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  7. Congrats to Mari!
    and Connie, your quilts are all so sweet.
    They definitely bring a smile.
    Lisa

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  8. Your quilt looks gorgeous Connie .. love all the different fabrics. Thanks for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway! Congratulations to Mari.

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    1. Thank you . . . scrappy quilts do have a simple charm about them.

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  9. Congratulations to Mari. Your quilt is wonderful. What a great way to use up scraps

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    1. I know, it's like a free quilt and at the same time I get some storage space back. That's a win, win for certain :)

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  10. 88 different fabrics in one quilt could well be a record!!
    The final result is so cute!
    Congrats to Mari, winning the draw.

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    1. I was surprised at that number too . . . that's the thing about a scrappy quilt, you don't know how it will look or what fabrics you'll add to it to get it done . . . they are always a bit of a surprise :)

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  11. Love, love, LOVE all that scrappy happiness in your next quilt. Me thinks I could look at this pretty forever and gaze upon all that 'scrappyliciousness'!! Why, I even spy some fabrics I have in my own stash. I am loving those sweet little hexies. A most beautiful quilt, Connie.

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    1. Thank you! It is fun to use up scraps to make new quilts . . . one thing that I like is that I never really plan anything, so the finished quilt is a surprise to me as well.
      It's sweet that we both have purchased some of the same fabrics in the past. Great minds think alike, LOL.

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  12. I love your scrappy quilt! It's a great way to use those extra pieces of fabric.
    I think your banner is so cute and I'm excited to find a place for it in my home. Won't be long till we're all decorating for Christmas! Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Mari, I am delighted that you like the banner. I know that we start decorating for Christmas the week after Thanksgiving, that was why I wanted to do this before Thanksgiving and get it in the mail. The scrappy quilt is finished and now I'm working on a hand-quilted quilt for my sister-in-law. She found a quilt top that her grandmother had made and never finished. It was made back around 1930.
      I love keeping my fingers busy :)

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  13. Your quilt is so sweet and I love your bike and pumpkin vignette in front of the barn is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! My pumpkins didn't do that well this year, but I had a few and thought that was a good spot for them. I might just bury them in the ground below the bike and see what happens next year :)

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  14. Clever Connie! Always making beautiful projects! What a neat quilt. Congratulations to the lucky winner Mari! I did check out her blog and saw a cute idea for a Halloween project for little kids and how to wrap an odd shaped gift. I wonder where in Michigan she lived as we use to live in Michigan. Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, if you go to her blog right now, you will see her granddaughters Halloween costumes. They are Broadway show amazing! Absolutely beautiful . . . there is a true designer/seamstress in that family :)

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  15. Beautiful decorations and I love your quilts. A good way to use up all the scraps. One day, I hope to take up quilting.

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    1. I'm delighted that you like my quilt and I have to tell you that I have been enjoying your trip also. The photos are wonderful . . . I love the cottages and shops with the thatched roofs . . . picture perfect and what I think of when I think of the UK.

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  16. Congrats to Mari!
    Wow! That is a wonderful scrappy quilt! I like how you feel as though it is a 'free' quilt; that made me smile from ear to ear.

    Warm wishes...
    ~K.

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    1. Well, I know it is not exactly free . . . but almost :)

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  17. Using up bits and pieces to make your scrap quilt resulted in such a great looking piece! Congratulations to Mari! Happy November days to you.

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    1. 88 fabrics, I was so surprised when I counted . . . it does make a happy and colorful quilt, thanks for your sweet words.

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  18. What a cheerful quilt which speaks so much of summer! I like the blue bike and pumpkins arrangement!

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    1. Hi Sandra, my pumpkins didn't do that good this year, so I thought if I put them there they would have a little bit more punch. It's a spot that I can share with people pasting by on the road :)

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  19. You have done very well with your 88 pieces of Fabric- well done Connie.

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  20. Congrats to Marie,,, and I luv that you added 'Hexis' in your scrappy quilt.

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    1. Thanks, I thought that the hexies would give it more "happy" and they were already made into flowers :) I think I had intended them for dishtowels and potholders a few years ago and then never got them made.

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  21. Love your scrappy quilt. I should do that. Did you use the quilt as you go method? How fun to just quilt each block and then sew them all together (somehow)! My problem is I don't have that many scraps in a box... they are all packaged up in different packages of my UFO's..... I should probably just take them all out of the bags, and dump them all into one big pile and start making some scrappy blocks! I'll probably never get my UFO's done! Congrats to Mari also. I visited her blog and that cream cheese bar sure looks yummy. I eat gluten free so can't use those wonderful canned biscuits. I wish they'd make some that are gluten free! So much easier. And yes... where has 2018 gone??????? Hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. I would encourage you to start slowly and just have fun making quilted blocks. Then one day when you have a pile of them, your quilt will come together very quickly :) Quilt as you go is a great method for people like us that do not have a long-arm machine.

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  22. First of all I so love how you have decorated the bike for fall, looks fabulous!!
    Wow 88 fabrics that is something else, you have done a great job of piecing them altogether, wonderful to keep warm with this winter! I have made a pillowcase using scraps from a quilt but never attempted something quite so big, bet it feels good to make something so useful out of all your quilt blocks!

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    1. Making quilts has kind of become a passion for me. They are so useful and make great gifts for people I love. Especially those that live far away . . . I can give them a hug with one of my quilts :)

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  23. That quilt is gorgeous! I really need to try my hand at that. Maybe one day when I'm done working on this house ;)

    rue

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    1. Sweetheart, our homes are never completely done . . . that is a myth, LOL.
      They are always going to be a work in progress and a work done in love :)

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  24. Such pretty colors on your scrap quilt!
    Happy November!

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  25. What a beautiful quilt, I always love quilts that are made from scraps they are the prettiest! My eye was drawn to the medical cross first , beautiful work! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. Hi Lisa, I think that we like a lot of the same things . . . thanks for visiting. I'm always encouraged by your sweet words.

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