Monday, February 24, 2020

The Giveaway of a Troublesome Quilt

I'm taking a chance that someone (of you, my faithful readers) will want to enter their name for the drawing of this quilted wall hanging I'm offering here.

A little background.  I set out to make a "spring-like" wall hanging for that big bare spot on my kitchen wall where I hang seasonal pieces.  Digging through my fabric stash I came up with two coordinating light greens, a pretty little flower print and, why did I do it?, two pinks that I thought would signify spring.

I like the design of the pattern which I thought of as "garden trellis" or "lattice work."  It wasn't the easiest piece to put together but as I've said before, piecing (even when it's a challenge) is the part of quilting I enjoy most.

Since I planned on having it for years to come, I hand quilted the whole darn thing.

Spring time rolled around and I put it up on the wall.  Unfortunately, every single time I looked at it, I just did not like it.  (It has to be the pink fabrics.  I'm not usually fond of pink nor do I use it much at all in my quilting.  Except maybe for baby quilts.)  I took the hanging down soon that first year and tried it again the next spring.  Nope.  Still didn't like it.

So, it's been stored for years in the closet where I keep my wall hangings.  And now is the time for it to go to a new home.  If I can find a new home for it.

The size is 31" square.  All hand quilted as I've said, the backing is a simple muslin, and dagnabbit, it, I can't get a picture of it in which the colors show true.

The pinks are more toward a salmon color, I would say, and the greens are more toward a mint green than the gray hue in the picture.

This shot of one corner perhaps depicts the colors in a little more of a true light.  (Nah, who am I kidding?  It doesn't.)

So, not only did I end up putting a lot of work into this wall hanging I've decided I'll never use, but try as I might, I can't get what I consider any good pictures of it to show.  Sigh.

After all this Debbie-Downer talk is there anyone out there that would be interested in putting your name in the hat for the giveaway drawing of this piece?

If so, please leave a comment to that effect.  I'll close the comments when I shut down my computer this Thursday night, February 27th, and draw a name on Friday morning.

Someone, please, take it!


suzanne dorries said...

I love that. I want. It is beautiful.

DFW said...

I would love it & actually hang on a wall for spring (our most elusive season here in the south).

Granny Sue said...

It's lovely! I would love to have it. Says spring all over it to me :) What a lovely thought, to pass it on to one of your blog friends!

Mama Pea said...

suzanne dorries, DFW and Granny Sue - Thank you all for your kind words. The pictures really are b-a-d so I'm glad you still would like to have it. Names are in the hat!

Brenda said...

I love it. Sch a shame all of hat work and to give away. Don't you have family who would cherish this gift?

The Wykeham Observer said...

I think it's really nice and I would take it in a heartbeat. Phil

Sparkless said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I'd love it if I won it! You do such wonderful quilting. I've always wanted to learn to quilt and probably should just get off my rear and start!

Goatldi said...

I love the design of it. The dimension the depth and placement. However you lost on pink even verging on salmon.
But be strong there is something for everyone and a everyone for everything.

Well done overall.

Anonymous said...

Please, please please pick my name! I’m anonymous because I don’t know how to choose something else. My name is Barbara.

Mama Pea said...

Brenda - I checked with my daughter to see if she would want it and although she I've made her a couple of quilts and several wall hangings, she's trying to downsize herself so she passed on it.

Phil - Aren't you sweet! Your name is in the hat with the others.

Sparkless - Oh, do give a go at quilting! You can start out with super-simple projects. If you have previous sewing ability, you'll catch on in a snap!

Goatldi - I was trying "to think outside the box" again with the pink verging on salmon. When will I learn? I now know not to send you that intricately complicated king-sized shades of PINK quilt I'm making you. ;o)

Anonymous (Barbara) - Just put your name in the running for the drawing! Thanks.

Theresa Y said...

Please put my name in. What a treasure!

Susan said...

Well, I love it! Put my name in the hat!

wisps of words said...

Ohhh I _love_ pink!!!

Please add my name!!!!

😊 😊 😊

Mama Pea said...

Theresa Y, Susan, wisps of words - You're all entered. And we've even heard from a "pink" lover!

wisps of words said...

Feb. 25th

Re: Your comment on my blog post.... Oh me too! I can't stand one side of a blind, to be slightly up or down. Eeeek no!

Sooooo, I guess we are both *persnickery*! And proud of it, I might add. -grinnnn-

Sam I Am...... said...

You are too funny! I can tell there was a lot of work put into but I am trying to downsize and clear out and get rid of things so thank you but no thanks. It is lovely and I am sure someone will want it.

Joy said...

What a beautiful quilt, please put my name in. It’s so nice for to do this. Joy

Mama Pea said...

wisps of words - Sounds like we're charter members of the Level and Straight Blinds Brigade! ;o) (Hey, somebody has to do it.)

Sam I Am - Downsizing and clearing out, that's just what I'm trying to do so although I keep looking at this particular quilted piece, it's time to let it go!

P.S. You asked me for my recipe for the Italian Bread loaves, but I've sent it to you twice in an e-mail and it keeps coming back as "undeliverable." If you still want it, please send me your current e-mail or snail mail address and I'll get it to you, okay?

Joy - I'm more than happy to send it on to someone who can use it. Name's in the hat!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

It's beautiful. I love the color combo you used.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

P.S. I would love your recipe for Italian Bread loaves too.

Goatldi said...


Retired Knitter said...

Oh my. It is just beautiful. I would love to be the winner! There is a baby girl that is due to be born this March in our family. What a beautiful addition this would make. Thank you.

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - Your name is entered! I blogged about the Italian Bread and recipe way back when. Go down on my right hand side bar until you find the Search box and enter "Italian Bread" and the post should pop up for you.

Goatldi - You're so silly.

Retired Knitter - Aw, gee. Your name is entered!