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