Sunday, January 26, 2014

Giving Away a Salvaged Star

My first blog post was January 26, 2008 so I guess some sort of commemoration is in order. I can't tell you how many posts I've written because every year I go through and delete ones that no longer suit me. Maybe I shouldn't do that. There are 318 left, which doesn't seem like very many for a five year period of time.

SALVAGED STAR - FRONT AND BACK

To commemorate my five year mark, I will be giving away my little quilt which I call Salvaged Star. It was a vintage quilt block languishing at the bottom of a box of old textiles a friend had given to me. It was the kind of thing I love ... old, soft, a star, and in a favorite color coupling of blue and brown. I picked it up to take a closer look. It needed to be rescued, to be stitched. So that's what I did. I added some layers of cloth, the backing being a vintage piece from an old quilt, then I quilted it all with hand stitching and also hand stitched a nice brown linen border. I hope you find the result pleasing.

It is a wee bit more than 7" square. There is some staining that is due to age but that doesn't detract from its look ... at least not for me. If you like it and you would like to own it, then please leave a comment here. In about a week, I will choose a name at random and that person will receive this little quilt.


HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO ME

2/6/2014 - COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED - I'll pick the winner later today.
Thanks for participating. :-)

27 comments:

  1. 5 years is something to celebrate! Glad I've been along for some of the ride :)

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday! Morna, your history (postings) on the blog are part of the history in fibers and quilts. It's all so important, please save it.

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  3. Time does have a way of rushing along. I have followed your blog for ages and look forward to many more posts. Thank you.

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  4. What a sweet little "quilt"! Congrats on 5 years :)

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  5. Happy Blogaversary!
    ...rescuing that little quilt blog was just the sweetest thing to do ~
    L

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  6. what a great idea to save a poor little orphan block - nothing sad about it NOW! Great accomplishment to blog for 5 years - congrats!

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  7. Morna, What a wonderful give-away. I can already see it in my bedroom on my old blanket chest. It is the perfect color. I have loved your blog since the beginning and I think every entry was well worth it. Thanks, Jo Ann

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  9. better give you an email in case I win- Jo Ann jaomma1@aol.com

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  10. My 5th anniversary is coming up in September. Oh how I've loved these years of making new friends and sharing bits and pieces of my life. Of course I'd love to have this little bit of you - that probably goes without saying.

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  11. Happy Blogaversary to you! Love your quilt square. Sarah

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  12. What a sweet block! I have a perfect little spot for it!
    Congratulations on five years!
    susanbl

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  13. Congratulations Morna!
    I would love to give your little quilt a home in England!

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  14. Congratulations on your Blog!!....I found it last year and so admire your stitching and ideas....just love it!! And that star!!who wouldn't want to give it a home!?Best of luck to everyone and thanks for keeping us up with all your enjoyable art and stitching!

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  15. Well done ! 5 years ! my poor old blog has been a bit neglected over about the same time period due to fatigue, which my old clogged laptop responds to and fails to operate. I am compiling a Blog list of other TAFA members and working my way thru them today. Which wasn't what I'd planned to do today. But .............. it did prompt me to write a post and try and become more active online again this year, as I get my health and energy back on track ...... maybe I'll do a Blogaversary soon too soon ....Love Light and Rainbows Megg

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  16. Congrats on your Blog...I found you 5 or 6 years ago through your web site...I guess it was before the Blog began....a kindred spirit...a fellow fiber lover and upcycler...I have so much admiration for your talent!

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  17. Morna you wicked waif i wish you lots of love, lovely children and so on.
    You take care of yourself beauty.........................
    XXXm

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  18. Morna!!! We go back a few years and I have adored your wool creations (and I am lucky to have several of your handmades!!) Love your blog, and your word for the year "FOCUS" I suffer like you do, surfing the net too long, over buying and then not creating the things I want too!!! Congrats on 5 years of blogging, and yes! Please enter my name in your give away, I would love to be the proud owner of the sweet star with all those lovely stitches!! xoxokim

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  19. cool! your notice showed up in my emailbox, a perky star all happy on this deep winter morning. happy anniversity!

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  20. Your work is so inspired. The tactile nature of fabric is so special....congrats on so many wonderful words......don cadoret

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  21. I love your idea to finish this block and honor it the way you did, so lovingly stitched.. I would treasure it and display it in a special spot in my home. My email is fadedmemories8@msn.com. I've been a fan of yours for years.

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  22. Happy blogaversary :-) What a lovely little star. I am glad you rescued it. Thank you for sharing your visions and the fruit of your labors with us. I will not forget that it was your blog that I stumbled across a few years ago, that inspired me to create. I would leave my blog link here, but it is actually down for construction at the moment. So I will leave my email address- dek918@gmail.com Much love, warmth, and blessings to you! ~ Dana

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  23. I am inserting this comment on Teri's behalf because she is having trouble leaving one herself.

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  24. Congratulations on the landmark and good wishes for continued creativity.
    The little star will be a part of the embroidery samplers I collect and use in my teaching. It will be great to have this little star when I teach quilting.

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  25. the name of your blog has always intriueged

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  26. finish comment sometimes stops if working on my ipad, but its so light to work with it if you bedbound
    Mona...dis you comment on my new years post?
    there's lots of spam now and you were put in my spam
    it always surprise me that if there's a give away visotors are showing up
    butbutbut
    since i found you in my spam
    here i'm and oh wow......yor star...but also you pincusions
    i have to look at etsy if they are still available

    as always
    love you blog for years now
    and don't throw posts away.....it's from the heart at that time

    love

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