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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Show Your Wings Blog Hop

Carol is the blog hop "Queen". 
She really knows how to entice us with her fabulous ideas.
Wings...
I see airplanes, and helicopters (that have no wings, now that I think about it).
Then there are butterfly's and dragonfly's,
bees and bats!
What about birds and pterodactyls...you know flying dinosaurs!
Well, maybe they are just from my lifetime.
LOL!!!

Two days ago I participated in the "Dust off a Quilt Book" blog hop,
where we pulled an old book off the shelf and made something.
"Sew" for this hop, I went to my computer...
(the other place that has more patterns on it, than my lifetime allows for sewing)
and started searching.
Yep...there it was from 2009. 
A "BOM" that never happened, from one of my favorite designers
Angie Padilla, from "Angie's Bits 'n Pieces".
I've been a member of her group since 2009???
Whew, how time fly's...and without wings it "seams"
LOL!!
"Heavenly Angels"
Here it is in all it's glory!
I have to say...it was no easy task.
 There were so many different techniques in this quilt.
It was a challenge at times, but I persevered and glad I did.
You may have remembered me showing you these blocks with all Y-seams earlier
Yep...if you ever feel like your getting to big for your own pants...
it just takes a Y-seam to knock you back to reality!
hahahahahaha
But when I look at blocks like this...
It was so worth while.



So many adorable Angels flying around...it's hard to choose a favorite.
There was applique and piecing, some paper pieced blocks...
and the entire saw tooth border was paper pieced.
All the blocks were different sizes and fit together like a puzzle, 
which was so much fun.
This entire quilt came out of my stash, 
with the exception of having to buy a couple fat quarters of yellow. 
That was just not a color I had much of on hand.
It always makes me happy when I manage to do a little stash busting!
So, thank you Carol for that. If you keep these hops up for long, I just might
get thru some of what I have collected in, this lifetime.
If not, I guess there is always next lifetime!
LOL!!
It's now hanging in my quilt room and makes me feel happy every time I see it!
Please visit my fellow bloggers and see what wing-ed things they have dreamed up.
I know you'll be in for a treat.
;-)

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

44 comments:

  1. It makes me happy seeing it, too. Very nice!!

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  2. Stunning. I love all the details, so cute. I totally know where you're coming from with those pesky 'y' seams 😂

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  3. I have done several of Angie's patterns - even this one. This is just lovely and good for you in clearing out stash.

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  4. Another interesting way to make us look at what we have in the way of stored patterns. This was a fun choice. Love how those angels look. I think I will leave the Y seams to you, though.Great use of your lighting again.

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  5. Wow Joan that's stunning! So many different techniques and blocks; looks very challenging.

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  6. What a great quilt! The angels are just perfect and it has so many techniques!

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  7. I have always admired Angies designs and boy did you do this one justice and then some. As much as I do love this quilt and the work that went into it I think I would have really enjoyed a quilt full of pterodactyls.

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  8. Your quilt is fantastic. Always look forward to what you will create. You certainly was able to do some scrap busting!

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  9. That is a wonderful quilt. And I agree, those angels are adorable. Nice job.
    MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  10. Your quilt is really gorgeous Joan. I love all the different blocks used in it---so many designs and techniques. Thank you for sharing today. (Now, If you could have thrown a few dragons in the mix, it would have really made my day! LOL)

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  11. Very very nice! So pretty and cool! It is a very happy quilt! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  12. wow! another awesome project! you don't go small, do you??

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  13. Wow, this came out gorgeous. Well done. My mom would have loved this quilt. Our son, when he was 3 asked my husband if he could tell him about how the dinosaurs lived, because, well you are old. He is now 33 and still teases my husband about it. LOL Thanks for sharing today.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  14. So much eye candy. I love the vintage feel.

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  15. Oh my gosh, Joan...this is such a pretty quilt with all the angels and variety of blocks. I am always amazed at the things you sew together. I love just looking at it and all the little details! This quilt is totally better than those pterodactyls we used to watch fly overhead. Thanks for hopping with us sweet lady! xo

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  16. What a glorious stash buster!! I'm SEW good that you remembered the abandoned BOM because it was just right for the Show Your Wings Blog Hop. Enjoy!

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  17. Sweet quilt and I bet you are glad you finally made it.

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  18. Hi Joan! I love this quilt and it's so cool seeing the behind the scenes look at how you photograph it. It is just perfect for this theme and blog hop. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  19. Beautiful quilt, just perfect for this blog hop!

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  20. That is amazing. I do not know if I could have kept going on it. So glad you did, though. It turned out fabulous.

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  21. Love all the little angels! Those "y" seam blocks do look very intimidating. I love the colors and fabrics in your quilt. You have quite a set up there for photographing your quilts! Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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  22. Sweet. I love all your angels. It looks great on your wall.

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  23. So, so, pretty! Oh my, I hate y-seams. lol I bet this was a fun quilt though. Each block is being different with very few repeats. I like that. Very awesome that you were able to use most of your stash to make it. Big plus.

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  24. Thank You for Hopping and sharing your Wings. Your Angels are wonderful.

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  25. Wow, Joan, WOW. You really knocked this one out of the park. I'm certainly smiling looking at all those sweet blocks and the angels are adorbs!

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  26. Wow this is gorgeous! Those y seams would have knocked me into reality and straight to the looney bin! Truly a labor of love. Love all the beautiful little angels!

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  27. Wow! That is beautiful. Good for you for persevering! You have a beautiful quilt now and you should be proud. Good for you!!

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  28. What a great winged project for us, Joan! Your work on it is absolute perfection, even those y seams.

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  29. A sweet quilt full of happiness. Beautiful colours and full of lovely details.

    -Soma

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  30. Hi, I was so excited to see your quilt. It is fascinating with so many different blocks. And one really got my attention. The "swoon" block in the bottom row--green, beige and gold--the one where you mentioned Y seams. I've been looking for a pattern for this block for a long time. I have one "swoon" pattern, but it isn't quite like that one. My mother started a quilt back in the late 40's or perhaps early 50's. I remember her working on it when I was in 3rd to 5th grade. She never finished it. I saw the pieces and some blocks thru the years, but it just sat in the closet. She died in 2005. Dad had it until he died in 2007. Now I have the blocks that were finished, or partially finished. Mom was not a quilter and frankly, if a true quilter saw them, they would throw up their hands in horror. The cutting was very imprecise; her sewing scissors were not very good, and she had no idea that you did not sew the seams completely from end to end so the pieces are bunchy and funny looking. They are made mostly from scraps that came from her "rag" box and would range from the 30's to late 50's perhaps. Still, I want to use them in keepsake pieces. I gave 3 blocks to my brother and his wife and she made a table runner that turned out pretty nice. I have 8 more. I am working on a pillow for my younger brother and the other 6 will go into table toppers or wall hangings for my sister and me. I want to keep and use these blocks in memory of my mother. Do you know where I can get this pattern? I would be so grateful if you do. Thanks so much; have been enjoying your blog since IB's Get Away Blog Hop.

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    1. The pattern was from Angies Bit and Pieces...https://ajpadilla.com/ I don't see it in her shop, but you might try contacting her to see if she can help you out. You were a no-reply blogger, so I couldn't email you directly with the info. Good luck finding what your looking for. The blocks from your mom are treasures for sure! :-)

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    2. Thank you so much! I will try Angies.

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    3. Teckla...Angie emailed me about the pattern you want. She send the block and directions to you, but is not sure you got it. Check your spam folder or contact her again.

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  31. Joan, how do you find the time for all this?!?! Great project. Had a snigger... "if you are getting to big for your own pants" etc.... just made me think "then you need a pair of Y-fronts"..... word association is a dog! xx

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  32. This quilt is beautiful! I don't know how you got it all done. Love your comment about Y seams--perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. This is such a cute quilt, thanks for sharing!

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  34. You never disappoint Joan, this is beautiful, sweet and cute all at the same time.
    Did you figure out how to reply with email instead of having to go back to the blog?

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  35. Very cute! and beautiful quilt - love the angels!!

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  36. Wow so many angels and techniques and y seams. Lovely quilt.

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  37. A spectacular quilt! So much work and time in this project... congrats on the finish!

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  38. Another stunning project. This is my favorite type of layout. I've always loved sampler type layouts with various squares and such and once again you've made me really want to get to some of those old squares I have hanging about to put those quilt together with. A truly beautiful quilt Joan.

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  39. I love love love angels, Joan!! This is just a beautiful project! Thanks so much for sharing (though I'm late to the party!! - story of my life HAHA!!)

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