Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring cleaning - and still another give-away!

After looking at all the fabulous organizational ideas on Teresa's blog I realized it was time I went through much of my "stuff" and did some de-cluttering.  So I've been doing that this evening while catching up on some of my favorite TV shows.  It obviously is WAY past time for me to be doing this.

For example, the first file I went through was "Quilts With Both Applique and Piecing".  The file held over 120 separate patterns I'd saved from years of quilting magazines.  After careful consideration I kept 10 of the patterns.  The rest I know I will never use.  There is nothing wrong with any of the patterns - it's just that my taste and skills have taken different directions from the time I saved all of these.

Most of the applique is simple - borders or accents on primarily pieced quilts.  A few are somewhat more complicated, but few involve "expert level" applique skills.  There are a few folk art and primitive designs, at least 16 baby quilt designs, and a few designed to look "old".  Most are just well known blocks put together in various ways to create a quilt that doesn't look "old".  All are from the 1990's through the early 2000's.

The stack is just under 2" tall!
 I could put these all in the recycle bin, but that seems like such a waste to me.  I'd rather send them to someone who would enjoy them, possibly use them, and share them with their quilting friends.

Same old story, my readers - leave a comment on this post if you'd like me to toss your name in the hat for a chance to win these patterns.  I'll keep it open until midnight on Sunday, and will use the random number generator to choose a winner on Sunday.

8 comments:

Fiesta said...

Patti please include me in your giveaway. I do the same thing with patterns and books.

betweens said...

I am so glad that you did not recycle and realized that a quilter can reuse and redistibute as some are kept and passed on. Please put my name in thanks so much.

Kathie said...

pick me pick me!!!!!! I am always looking for patterns that mix appliqué and piecing.
would love this treasure trove of patterns!
thanks
Kathie

Sheila said...

Sure I would love to have these , recycle them in a better way sounds great to me.

anorthowife said...

Okay, let's see if my phone will *finally* let me comment...

But I think we both know that I should win this one :D

Miz Karen said...

Thanks for sharing. Recycle to me. I love applique and piecing. In fact, I love anything to do with quilting.

cityquilter grace said...

knowing the quilts you have made, i would be delighted to win this stack....

sewkalico said...

I would be happy to pay postage if I should win. I couldn't imagine these going in the recycle bin :(