Saturday, May 11, 2013

Getting Rid of the Blues =^..^=

I've had so much fun playing in my BLUE scraps!!!  They are dwindling down, bit by bit....

Here are the completed BLUE pieces for my Lone Starburst quilt.....

Oh my goodness... I'm in LOVE!!!!

And just in case you missed it, this is the Fantasia block again that I made last week....

I'm hoping to dig in and get busy with the Hatchett blocks and HST's later today.

Be sure to go over to SoScrappy today to see all the other lovely BLUE projects happening there for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

Since today is Stash Report day over at Judy's Patchwork Times, I have to share with you a little Stash Enhancement!  Oh yes, I did it again!!!  But this time I simply couldn't resist!!! (hehehe!)

At Guild last Tuesday, I spied a quilted bag sitting on the table halfway across the room!  It caught my eye and I was hooked like Moby Dick!!!  I was irresistibly drawn to it because of all the bright colors and happy designs.  I ran over immediately and asked Martha if she had made the bag for me - of course she laughed in my face LOL!!!  Dummy me forgot to get a picture of her purse, but I found this picture on the web - it's not as cute as hers was in "person" of course, but you can get the idea...

This cute little bag is made using three panels from a line put out by Lakehouse Designs called Totes on Bolts.  It comes with a white or black background.  As you can see, you can mix and match the fabrics any way you like.  The panels are a sort of patchwork of different colors and designs that work together.

Although it had been a while since she made her bag, I was lucky enough to find the panels in my LQS and bought all three so I can make my own bag!  Here they are on the bolt, spread out and ready to cut....

Panel #1 - I absolutely LOVE the rick-rack in all those yummy colors!!!

Panel #2 - Reminds me of my 70's days and Flower Power!

Panel #3 - Lots of black background in several different designs :*)

Here are the 3 panels folded together to show most of the different designs available

My favorite part of the entire design is this cute little patch....


I don't yet have the pattern, but I can't wait to dig in and make up this cute purse!  I'm going to call it my Flower Power Purse =^..^=


I want to thank everyone who stopped by for Giveaway Day and commented for the prize package.  
Mr. Random Number Generator picked a number .....

And our winner is....  Tanya at Richard and Tanya Quilts!!!!  Congratulations Tanya - I hope you enjoy the little bear wall quilt and bobbin tower!  I've sent an email to let you know about your win and get your snail mail address so I can ship it out to you :*)

It's looking a little like a gloomy weekend here, but warm and springlike, so I'm happy!  I'll leave you with a few pictures of my beloved peonies....

This is how they look when they first bloom out - so full and gorgeous!!!

This is how they look today as they are almost finished and ready to leave me for another year....

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!!

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Gorgeous blue star! I love it.

  2. Gorgeous blues! I am intrigued with the bag/bolt pattern and will have to show this to my SIL. What pretty peonies - ours will be a month late here due to the cold.

  3. I can't wait to see your Lone Starburst blocks with all the colors together. It is looking so fabulous!

  4. That blue starburst is really gorgeous! That will be quite a quilt!! Julierose

  5. Stunning blocks! Love the fabric for the totes as well.

  6. Love your blue blocks...they are so bright and cheerful! Looking forward to seeing your tote!

  7. Oh, Teresa, that blue star block takes my breath away!

  8. Such gorgeous blocks! And your tote project looks very fun too.

  9. Your blue blocks are beautiful! I love the title of this post - Getting Rid of the Blues - I think I'm Getting into the blues.

  10. Your blues are just incredible! I love your stars.

  11. Congratualtions to the winner. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  12. LOVE your blue star! Great pictures. Great post :D

  13. Oh - the Lone Starburst is wonderful - but I knew it would be!! Thanks for sharing your peonies. They don't grow here, so I'll just have to enjoy yours!

  14. Your blue star is so fantastic.
    Wonderful pictures.
    Grit from Germany

  15. Congratulations to Tanya- she and Richard are relatively new quilters and have such a wonderful passion about quilting. I am sure she is going to love the wall hanging.
    Your peonies are stunning and I loved seeing all those gorgeous photos of your mama- She looks like one fantastic lady who is well loved.
    Regards from Alberta,

  16. Gorgeous blue blocks...Gorgeous peonies. My peonies are just coming up out of the ground which seems to be a bit behind for May.

  17. The blue blocks are fabulous. Since we are just starting to get some great, I so enjoyed seeing your Peonies. Beautiful blooms. Great stash enhancement again and looking forward to seeing your bag when done.

  18. Great blue work! Love that star :)
    And such pretty peonies too!


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