Orphan #3 is a box stuffed full of 2" strips of a huge variety of fabrics, mostly floral prints from the late 1990's. When I stacked them together, they nearly filled the lid of a printer paper box.
Here are some photos of a limited number of the fabrics, moving from the darkest group to the lightest. There are many more fabrics in every group.
You may be wondering what you could make with all these fabrics. Here's where it all started for me. At a quilt guild meeting in 1997, our speaker was Deanna Spingola, author of Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic and More Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic. (Both books are still available on Amazon and other sources.) She inspired me to give watercolor quilts a try.
I went a little crazy buying multicolor prints for these projects. I made two watercolor quilt tops the following year, one small (27" square) and one larger (55" square.) Neither one ever got quilted. I especially like the wreath of flowers effect in the first piece.
|"Calvary" from Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic|
by Deanna Spingola, 27" x 27"
|variation on "Cosmic Energy" 55" x 55"|
from Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic by Deanna Spingola
After making those two quilt tops, there were still enough 2" strips left to fill three shoe boxes. Those boxes of strips moved with me several times and didn't see the light of day again until April, 2017. That is when I pulled them out for the multicolor month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I used them to make the blocks for this quilt top, which I gave away in the Fall 2017 Orphan Adoption.
|Pattern is "Tranquil Treasures" by Evelyn Sloppy from her book Strips and Strings - 16 Sparkling Quilts.|
This collection of 2" watercolor strips adds up to 5 pounds of fabric and almost completely fills a medium size Priority Mail box. I've also included some strip-pieced panels that I believe were leftover from the "Calvary" watercolor quilt. Each panel measures approximately 9" x 14". That might be enough for you to reproduce my "Calvary" quilt yourself.
I will ship to the winner anywhere in the U.S. only. One warning--there may be a delay in getting these in the mail. Don't count on receiving your "orphan" immediately.
Leave a comment to let me know if you would like to adopt this orphan project. Shipping in the U.S. only. Please be sure to include your email address so I can contact the winner. I will choose a random winner next Wednesday, March 25th. Get your comment in by noon EDT that day. Be sure to check out the rest of the quilty orphans over at Quilting is more fun than Housework.
Julie in GA
Oooh I LOVE these older types of floral fabrics--they speak to me...Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win them...I can just see a project forming in my mind right now;)))ReplyDelete
Lots of blocks can be made of 2 inch strips. If I won I would make a nice quilt for a teenager and donate locally. Labaths@csteldridge.comReplyDelete
Wow, your quilt tops are gorgeous! I love scrappy quilts and your photos make me want to try something like you have done. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
I love making floral colorwash quilts. Collecting enough varieties is the key. I have a decent collection, but adding these would help me to really sparkle in the quilts.ReplyDelete
Julie, I would love to have these. I already have a pattern I want to use, just not the fabrics. These would make a hugh difference. Thank you so much for the chance and for your generous giveaway.ReplyDelete
My mom made a tablecloth out of that Easter egg print! I have some family members that are undergoing treatment for cancer right now, something made with these fabrics would be sure to brighten their spirits. chrysalisknits at gmail dot comReplyDelete
Our quilt ministry group would love to make quilts from this beautiful selection of fabrics. Your generosity is so much appreciated. Amityquilter 2008 at gmail dot com. (My first comment was apparently lost in cyberspace)ReplyDelete
Julie, I've been debating which of your three lovely offerings to vie for, and I settled on this one. I do so much with 2" squares and bricks, these would immediately be put to use in my scrappy quilting projects. Thanks for the chance. erin (dot) mypatchworklife (at) gmailReplyDelete
I would love to adopt these beautiful floral strips! I had rotator cuff repair surgery in November and am still doing physical therapy twice a week, so using a rotatory cutter is painful. These strips would help me ease back into quilting, and as I am an educator 'sheltering in place' this would also keep me mentally and physically engaged until my school reopens. Thank you for considering me as a worthy adopter! Kindly, Mary, akaReplyDelete
Someone is going to love to have these fabrics. Good for you to let them go. Thanks for participating in the event.ReplyDelete
I haent been able to sew since december because of hand surgery. I can sew now...yea...but I cannot cut much because my and forbids it. I had the surgery in Jan and I am so happy to be able to push fabric through the machine. My surgery removed a bone and I also had a ruptured tendon. I have been sewing scraps together just to get to sew. Would love to have the cut strips. I love scrappy quilts. I am sure whoever gets them will be so happy to work with the strips. email@example.comReplyDelete
I would love to have these! I have been wanting for several years to make some watercolor quilts. I've collected patterns, but, Alas, I haven't got quite enough of my own yet ,so these would certainly help.ReplyDelete
This is so nice of you. I was going to put myself in the running for these, but when I read some of the comments above, I realized I didn't need them nearly as bad as some others. I still wanted to commend you on such a lovely idea.ReplyDelete
This is kind of you. They would go into a string quilt donation for our local Women's Shelter. I am big on string quilts. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) comReplyDelete
I would really love to try a watercolor or color wash quilt but will never collect enough fabrics. This would be fun! crheb AT yahoo DOT comReplyDelete
I have that watercolor book but never collected enough fabrics. Would love to try! dawn DOT tornes AT gmail DOT comReplyDelete
I DON'T want the strips. Just commenting that I have had & most likely still have yardage of most of your beautiful fabbies. LOL they just never seem to go completely away. Very brave of you to let your beauties go. I have not reached that point yet. Hope to see some finishes from the winners of your lovely orphans.ReplyDelete
Betty the quilter
I am teaching my young granddaughter to sew. All four of my grandkids and their parents escaped from NYC where the 6 of them live in a 950 square foot apartment. We are now a household of 8. I think this would amuse her endlessly. She could design to her heart’s content. She loves flowers. I think these strips would help me help her make her first quilt. My best email is SarahsGiftNShip (at) gmailReplyDelete
I love these fabrics and have some similar in my stash, although mine tend to be of the darker variety. These would be great for donation quilts or something for an 'older' person (shhhh - not that I'm getting there) that loves these colors. My best email is gladwhite at Hotmail.ReplyDelete