Monday, June 14, 2021

CHARITY QUILTS, CONFETTI UPDATE & THE TORTOISE AND THE RUSSELL

 This past week my daughter called me to meet a friend with her.  Her friend Nancy had a number of boxes filled with fabric that she wanted to donate.  Her husband's mother had passed away and left boxes and boxes of fabric.  We meet on Thursday and spent some time going through box after box of all sorts of fabrics.  Most of them were clothing quality fabrics, but I did manage to get several quilt quality pieces.  She was happy to know they would become charity quilts.

Most of these are 3 and 4 yards pieces.  So lots of fabric to work with.

I couldn't wait to get in and start something.  I added some scrap strips of white fabric in between these simple 4 squares blocks.  Just 5 more rows to add and we have a quilt top done.  It did not make even a tiny dent in the the fabrics she gave me.  This is going to take a while to get this job done.  

I have managed to get three rows of Confetti blocks put together.  So I am half way through.  I love it!  

Our youngest daughter, yes the one with all the ducks, chickens, and peacocks, also has a Secota Tortoise.  Morty was just a baby when we snapped this picture, she now weighs easily 70 pounds.  Peanut her Jack Russell seems to be having a bit of an issue about whose dinner this is.

20 comments:

  1. How wonderful that you get to give her fabrics new life:) I like the 4 patch start too.

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  2. How sweet of them to donate the fabric. Have fun creating!

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  3. Confetti looks like a great fun.
    OWO you found beautiful fabrics inside those boxes. And I liked the block rows you have already sewn.

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  4. The confetti quilt is fun! Do you have an earlier post on the block construction?

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  5. Your Confetti project is looking great. I plan to make one next year using camping fabrics for a graduation quilt for one of my great nephews. Have a great day, Mary.

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  6. What a nice bunch of fabric you were given! The four square blocks will make a great quilt, and I love your confetti quilt. Wow on the 70 lb tortoise!

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  7. Hi DonnaleeQ! How nice that you can take all that fabric and make some donation quilts. That's just what we want with our stash, wouldn't we?! WOW! Your confetti quilt top is looking great. What a fun and pretty quilt that will end up being. I'll bet it is fun working with all the different fabrics, too. You can take a walk down memory lane with each different scrap. Fabulous! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. It's so nice when family members are willing to donate a quilter's stash so more quilts can be made! Your confetti blocks are just great - I love that pattern. What a fun picture of Peanut and the tortoise, too!

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  9. Hi,
    Have fun working with your new fabrics. Your Confetti quilt is
    looking good. The turtle and dog picture made me chuckle..have
    a great day!

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  10. You are most talented. Beautiful work.

    Oh how fun. Your daughter sure loves her pets. It's a wonderful thing.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  11. I can't believe your daughter's menagerie! So much fun to see the photos. Love your Confetti blocks. They are simply lovely! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  12. always love seeing your projects!!
    the confetti looks awesome!

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  13. It's always exciting to receive gifted fabric, I got some shen my neighbour moved away and I'm still trying to sort it out! A 70lb tortoise must be quite some pet, you wouldn't want Monty on your lap!

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  14. Gorgeous quilts, especially the confetti. I know it takes a lot of time and energy but it's beautiful.

    Thanks for choosing to share your link this week at 'My Corner of the World'!

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  15. How sweet to find fabrics you like and can turn into some comfort that quick!! I like where it is going!
    The tortoise!!! that is too funny!!

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  16. I love your quilts and the progress you are making.

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  17. Lovely fabrics and you are going to make beautiful and comfort quilts with them. Fun tortoise ;))
    Thank you for sharing and linking up!

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  18. I love the Confetti quilt too, the splash of color does it for me. The white strips added to the four patch is going to make an awesome quilt, I really like that and may have to try that myself when I tackle my ever growing basket of large scraps. Thank you for sharing in Put your foot down.

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  19. Pretty fabrics! I love how you four-patch with stripes looks! I need to remember that one! Nice job!

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  20. Confetti is looking good! And yeah for fabric donations that go right into a quilt. Happy stitching on both the keepers and the donation projects.

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