Sunday, May 10, 2015

DWM 5/10/15 & Winner


I finished up my secret project and it is ready for a morning mail out.  So I decided to put together my rows for this wonderful quilt inspired by Beth.  I love her border treatment, but I am going with a 4.5" white border (that should just about use that up) followed by a double row of 2.5" squares - I hope it tames that scrap barrel.   Maybe doing a scrappy border will give me less stress - you know how I hate to add borders.  I will have just enough of the black used for the star points for the binding to tie it together.


** linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday **


We finally had some warm, sunshiney days that just made everything just POP to life.  This is an apple tree just off the corner of my side of the main house.  I bought it 22 yrs ago for my Dad for Father's Day.  We lost our large orchard to a tornado in 1989  and we missed having all those lovely fruit trees.  This was marked a 'miniature' (there is actually about a dozen behind the barn now hidden by this tree) and there were two cherry trees too but they developed a fungus and we lost them.  



Look how dense those blossoms are!  This tree has come into it's maturity - so wish my Dad could see this.  I took the photos from my porch because it was also dense with bees working their magic.  We have a couple of days of severe storms rolling in - a by-product of the plains storms - so I want those little buzzy fuzzies to enjoy those flowers before they are gone.



I want to thank all you wonderful people for dropping by and leaving a comment as to your favorite flower.  I even had to look a few up as I was not familiar with them.  And so many of you were great at including your e-mail, but I still had no-reply responders.  You are missing out sweet things.  Please check your profile settings and if you prefer not to have your e-mail listed then at least include it in your comments.  If we can't find you, you can't win.  And to that - I had my first and second random pull - no replies and I looked for something because I didn't want you to miss out, but I am not a magician.  So  I pulled number three random:

I love all flowers but I would have to say the lilac. 

I will send her an e-mail for posting information.  Please don't be a no-reply, I have another super give away coming up on my Birthday Week (17th-23rd) that you won't want to miss out on.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

22 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful quilt! I like pieced borders, too.
    Wow! That's a lot of blossoms on your apple tree. Maybe it's in response to the brutally cold winter.

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  2. I love that pattern, such a great way to use scraps.
    I am probably no-reply (I am to some blogs and not to others) each time it is fixed, Mr. Google goes and messes with it again.

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  3. What a great scrap pattern - I will have to look out for it. Can't wait to see it with borders!!

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  4. Scrap quilt ooks so good....border or not! Your apple tree is bountiful in blooms. So lovely.

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  5. The tree is beautiful, so many flowers! Congrats to the winner, that fabric is so pretty.

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  6. Your scrappy quilt top is lovely! Congrats to the winner. We only had about a tenth of an inch of rain last night, but my daughter had a wild hailstorm. They were thankful to not have lost any windows.

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  7. Love your scrappy quilt! As far as taming scraps, good luck with that. I've about decided that taming scraps is another one of those things I get better at, but never really succeed in achieving.

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  8. Love the flowering trees. Not thrilled with bees buzzing around but do like that they do their thing! Great scrap quilt.

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  9. Love the quilt and the flowering trees are beautiful. Congrats to the winner.

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  10. The quilt top came out just great. It should look great with the border you described. Love the apple tree. What a beautiful sight. A shame it only stays like that for such a short time.

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  11. Great quilty inspiration. The blooms on your tree are amazing! Bet it smells wonderful!

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  12. Is that beautiful quilt squares and HSTs?

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  13. The apple tree is a treat for the eyes; it looks perfectly balanced and full. The quilt looks great; it looks like it was a brain twister to put together. At least for me it would be.

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  14. The scrappy garden maze is wonderful! The apple tree is, too.

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  15. love your quilt and your tree is gorgeous. and thanks SO MUCH for picking me in the drawing. I am a giddy girl!

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  16. Gorgeous scrappy quilt and hope the border helps to clear out the scrap barrel! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  17. Your scrappy quilt is stunning. I love it. The trees are beautiful. I hope you have a very happy birthday.

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  18. I love your scrappy quilt top, wonderful star design.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  19. Great scrap quilt. The mix of darks and brights is wonderful; they really sparkle.

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  20. The quilt is wonderful and congrats to the winner.

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