Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Goals & Winners

Somebody shoots a goal and is declared a winner!!!
Let's reverse that order. Shall we?

Becca Bags (Sterling Fest on 10/8/16)

Winners first.  I conducted the first true giveaway (orphan adoption event excluded) in celebration of 101 blogposts.

Here are the winners.

70 # 70– Allison CB won the Craftsy Class

11 #11– duelingthreads (no-reply comment blogger) won the FQ Bundle 1 

37 #37– Mary@ Fleur de Lis Quilts won the FQ Bundle 2

33 #33– Kate won Charm Pack 1

59 #59– Sylvia H won Charm Pack 2

52 #52– Tish Stemple won Charm Pack 3

Congratulations to you all.  Hey duelingthreads, please contact me with your email address.
If I do not hear from you by Monday September 12, 2016, I will pick someone else.

Speaking of goals, I have a problem...
What is that?

Well, I do not want to show my work until it is complete.  Then, once it is finished, I can make a very big deal out of it!!!
But what is a blogpost without pictures?

What a Treat!
Ooh Wow!!!

So this blogpost includes pictures from my trip to Philly over the Labor Day weekend.

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there was an exhibit on African fabrics called Threads of Tradition.   And they also provided building blocks to play. Of course, I played :-)

Plenty of inspiration and tons of eye candy here.
Cat's Eyes?

Falling Leaves

Yellow and Purple

Stunted Mushrooms?

Sterling Fest is on October 8, 2016.  My September will most likely be dedicated to making items for sale at the fest.  In addition to that, I have the following projects in the pipeline

Love love love the droplets

1. Finish a UFO - Aquaculture Baby Quilt
2. Angel's Quilt - Design is finalized, Fabric is cut, and first test blocks completed
3. New Pattern Quilt - Finish the Quilt, Finalize the pattern, Publish it (more like October)

Let's see what I can get accomplished.
Light & Shade

Trendy Block


Girls will be Girls!!!

Fine, something for the boys

Spools - Someone likes to sew!

Of course a sewing machine!!!

I had no idea that I would find this exhibit. Just lucky.  Speaking of lucky, I saw this chair in the museum workshop area.  Just because it is a chair, does not mean it cannot be a work of art.

Just a Chair!!!

So much gorgeous fabric and I could not touch??? That is why, I bought this.
I love these super cute jellyfish and puffer fish.

So, what are you trying to finish in September?

As always, I love to hear from you. I will be linking with all my favorite linky parties as well as
Red Letter Quilts for the One Monthly Goal.


  1. Yay to the winners, and yay Tish! Things come in threes, and she's won two giveaways this week... I wish I could've been in Philly with you...we'd have had some FUN at that exhibit (and elsewhere). Congrats to YOU running your first giveaway. ;-)

  2. Yes - yay for the winners! Nothing better than looking forward to a treat in the mail. Love the puffer and jelly fish fabric. So cute!

  3. Oh my goodness, Preeti! I can't believe I've won...I'm blushing over here. Thank you so much for hosting this give away. It looks like there was quite a bit to see during your Philly trip. The building blocks are pretty stinkin cool, lots of neat quilting ideas. And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks they bite off more than they can chew. We can do this :)

  4. I love your creations with those blocks. It would be hard to refrain from feeling those fun fabrics.

  5. Congratulations to the winners. I love the puffer fish fabric.

  6. Those bags are really cute ♥

  7. Blocks are super neat! Congrats to all the winners.

  8. Thank you so much!!! now I have to pick just ONE class from hard!!! :)

  9. Congratulations to all the lucky winners! What fun! Lots of eye candy on this post, but for eyes only, huh? XO

  10. What fun to learn that I am a winner! Thanks so much for the giveaway. I do have a few goals for this month - to finish two reading pillows for a grand niece and nephew, and to make pajama bottoms for myself, daughter and her husband for a Christmas gift. And, oh, yeah, I have to test out a pattern too - I'd better put that to the top of my list!

  11. Well, my goodness, Preeti! Thank you for the giveaway!
    What did you NOT see in Philly? Those building blocks look especially fun. I definitely would have joined in. That chair is one of my favorite pictures. What great lines, sort of a "form and function make great art" kind of piece.
    Thanks again for the giveaway. And congrats again on your blog milestone.

  12. What fun! Thanks for the giveaway.
    I love traveling and finding textile art gems. It looks like you had fun exploring the exhibit.

  13. Thank you for sharing all those great prints! I have a few veritable wax fabrics that I hoard like gold. They are so unique and colorful. Love that chair! Good luck with production in September!

  14. Congratulations to the lucky winners. The fabrics you posted are stunning. I bet you dreamed in vivid color after attending the museum exhibit.

  15. Aww the jellyfish are so cute and I love the blocks to play with, they look like so much fun; I love hands on museums :)

  16. Congratulations to the winners! What a unique and wonderful exhibit at the Philly MOA! Thanks for sharing some snippets. For September, I'd like to finish an EPP project I've begun and finish knitting a pair of socks that have been on my needles for a really long time :)