About my header

My shed is my header by my son Darrell, He painted the Robin for me and said that it reminded him of me. Because Robins use other birds nest and if there is an egg in it, they will take care of it just like its their own. He said thats what I do, I have always taken care of others in need of a home when I come across someone in need. Isnt that Sweet, I had told him I wanted a bird and this is the one he chose. Robins have solid blue eggs which are the symbols for him and his brothers and the speckled egg are the others I have taken into my home. It was very touching to me because he researched his piece, He is a true artist and has lots of great jobs. my neighbor had hers done to

Thursday, May 29, 2014

SIMPLESEW UMBRELLA TRIMMINGS COMPETITION wall hanging

2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition
Umbrella Prints is an Australian textile house specializing in organic printed fabrics and a boutique range of thoughtful and useful product.

For the last 5 years they have held a competition with their scrap bundles. This will be my 2nd year to enter the challenge. I like a good challenge and even if I dont place, I still accomplish something with other artist of my kind. Hey ! this competiton isnt just quilts, its all kinds of art. Dont miss out seeing this pinterest board. Its amazing what people develope out of these few scraps. 



You buy these scraps and post it. my scraps post on this blog post. 
Now I will share with you what I made, mostly in pictures. I made a wall quilt, for my Granddaughter due June 26. When she is born I will stitch the Baby info in the dresden centers, We know her name is Carolina Lee Branski. 
Quilt name is Carolina , she is 24.5 x 28 inches, Fabric used for the dresden plates is the umbrella trimmings and the quilt fabric is Arizona by April Rhodes by Art Gallery, its due out in August, I just happen to win a bundle from Jaybirdquilts hop. The colors are luscious, sensuous, and went so well with the warm umbrella trimmings packet I chose. I made a 1 inch dresden plate and created the circle with bleached white Essex linen. Binding in a Gold Bella Solid. I appliqued and blanket stitched it on.  This is so far my best FMQ, me, the fabric, thread and design were just in motion. I created as I went.  Using this iridescent thread for FMQ. ALSO LINKING UP WITH SUCH A SEW AND SEW and Richard and Tanya finished friday AND MISSOURIMEL GIVEAWAY ROUND UP and showoffSaturday and Anything Goes Monday linky party and small blog meet

To show you the shine on the thread
 Before washing
 umbrella trimmings 

 After washing
pinterest board link
 Between the 1st and the 5th of June (Adelaide Australian UTC/GMT +9:30 hours)  come visit this year's Pinterest competition board to see what amazing things have been made by our entrants.  Make a comment on one or on a few favourites it's your choice (Only one comment per image)
The person with the most comments (one per person) in our 2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition board will be the People's Choice WINNER! 

pinterest board link if you leave a msg on my board, I will chose from the pinterest board by random number. I will have 2 winners, first winner gets choice, open  to international, make sure I have your email. giveaway is

Lewis and Irene threaded with love bundle of Fat quarters

or 

half yd of melody miller linen, half yard of heather ross kokka, and Road 15 charm pack by sweetwater 
giveaway ends with the competition.. 




44 comments:

  1. It's lovely! Fab job on the FMQ.

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog.....as it allowed me the incentive to hop over to your charming posts. Naturally I love your shed.....I always say...'do it like you mean it"!!!

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  3. What a unique and lovely baby quilt. Love your use of the scraps. Thanks for visiting me at Hexie Weekend!

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  4. I left a comment - love it! looks fantastic :)

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  5. Shirley your quilt is beautiful! Is that Isacord thread that you quilted it with? I love Isacord for quilting and embroidery stitches too.

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  6. This is so lovely, and lucky you winning Arizona before it is even released! Your quilting is great, what kind of thread is it?

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    1. I shared yur links for the giveaway at http://www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com good luck my friend,

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  8. Beautiful quilt! If I win I would like the Lewis and Irene bundle. Thanks so much for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  9. Wonderful quilt. I really like the use of the fabrics! Wishing you the best in the contest!

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  10. Love the quilt. The dresdens are beautiful.

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  11. very pretty, and the dresdens were a great idea for using the trimmings.

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  12. I always love the quilts after they are washed the batting sure does it's job then. Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Janie if you see this, please leave me an email address your a no replyer.

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  13. I left a message, Thanks Shirley

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  14. What a precious quilt and I left a comment on your Pinterest board.

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  15. Love what you did with your challenge scraps! Good luck with the challenge :) Thanks for the chance! I live in the stone age. . . not a pintrest user GASP! ;)

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  16. Love how the bold dresdens stand out against the pretty background. Very nice!
    Visiting from SewCanShe's SOS. Happy Stitching! :)

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  17. Great use of the Umbrella scraps! The zig zag quilting is a really good idea too!

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  18. I love the look of the quilt after it has been washed, it looks so crinkly and soft.

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  19. I like the added texture as well. I made my comment on your board. How could I pass on such a generous giveaway :-) Thx.

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  20. Very nice quilt, I commented on it in pinterest

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  21. Your Dresdens are just so sweet !

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  22. Your son is a really good artist. I love the bird. Your quilt is lovely, I like dresdens.

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  23. Very very nice. I have not seen these pretty fabrics before. I love finding new fabrics. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  24. So nice! I've not done any type of dresden yet.

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  25. Nice quilt for your grandchild. It's sure to keep her warm and snug. I like Dresden Plates, but have yet to try my hand at one. The trimmings idea seems a good one for filling your scrap bin.

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  26. Lovely quilt. Thanks for visiting the Linky

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  27. This is a beautiful quilt. Carolina is a very lucky girl, have fun with your granddaughter!

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  28. Just gorgeous. I love dresdens, the first block I ever made was a dresden and I have never tired of them. I have left you a comment too. x

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  29. I repined your beautiful quilt!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/191825265353044467/

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  30. I left a message on the board and repinned - just lovely! Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  31. I love the melody miller linen, Thanks for the giveaway. have a great day

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    1. Dear Ann your a no Reply blogger I hope you see this or I can see you on pinterest, you have to leave a comment there for the giveaway. you can email it to me.

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! I left a comment on the pin (auschick).

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  33. Love the idea of putting your granddaughter's name in the middle of the dresdens after she is born. Such a great idea!

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway I left a comment on the board.

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  35. Commented on your board! Beautiful quilt!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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