Auction Time: Your turn to bid!!

It’s an auction day here.  The Good DeedsPostage Fund got a boost from last week’s auction.  I’d been running in the red for several months.  We were able to get out of the red and pay for the postage for the last HUGE batch of quilts.  THANKS so much for you support…but this auction is getting put together so we can actually have some money for future postage and future batting and postage purchases.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION WILL GO TO THE GOOD DEEDS/POSTAGE FUND.  I am still buying a lot of batting for finishers and still shipping out a lot of quilt tops so there is still a need for funds to support it.  I’ve gotten so I am buying a lot of batting nowadays but only for established regular quilt finishers.

Before you bid:

Shipping is flat rate as shown for domestic. International postage will be calculated and invoiced.

Be aware of when the auction closes and be accessible by email: Today’s auction is live as soon as the item is listed beneath the BID HERE comment. Bidding will close on Monday evening at 6 pm CENTRAL time zone.

Bookmark the auction post

To bid:  Go into the comment section.  Find the heading for the item you want to bid on and enter your bid.  Often times you won’t see your bid unless you refresh the page.  No worries…I likely see it as do others.  If you are a first-time user of the blog then your comment won’t show up unless I approve it.  I am extra diligent at looking at the blog on auction weekends.  I’ll approve you bid and everyone will be able to see it.

After you bid:

By Tuesday evening I will bill you via Paypal using the email address you leave a comment with. If you want to pay by check please get ahold of me and let me know that.  Please pay by Wednesday evening at 6 pm.  Pay promptly so I can ship as soon as possible and only in one trip to the post office.  If you don’t pay, that holds up other packages and fellow bidders have to wait to get their items.

IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE AND CAN’T FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES, please don’t bid.  I’ve had to hunt high bidders down for a week after an auction and it is so frustrating.  Because of that, if you have not paid and had no correspondence with me by Friday at noon Central time zone, I will offer the item to the person who bid less than you and you will forfeit the item.

Shipping charges to mail will be added to each order as listed.  If it costs more than that, no worries.  I’ll absorb the rest of the cost.  If it costs less, I’ll consider it a donation.  THANKS for understanding why I don’t do exact postage.

#1-  Complete 2012, 2013, and 2014 sets of mystery from Fat Quarter Shop.  Patterns only.  + $8 postage donated by blog reader
Included in this set are the 2012, 2013, and 2014 mystery sets from the Fat Quarter shop.  I went through them and the best I can see is that each set of the pattern sets are complete.  No fabric is included with this.

#2-  Lot of Quilt in a Day Patterns  + $6 postage donated by blog reader
This is a lot of eight patterns from Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day Company.  All patterns are shown in the picture.

#3-    Sparrows of Cobblestone Court wall hanging kit + $12 postage  Donated by blog reader
I looked at this the best I could and believe it is a complete quilt kit.  This is fusible applique project.

#4-    Embroidery books + $6 postage donated by blog reader
Included are THREE books shown below.  If you’re an embroiderer, I think you’ll love these.

 

#5-  Pet pattern  + $ 3 postage donated by blog reader
This is a lot of patterns that are all pet related.  From weiner dogs, to fan cats to pet collars.  The pet collar pattern does include the clips to make the collars.


#6-  Lot of 11 Crabapple Hill patterns  + $7 postage Donated by blog reader
There are 11 patterns all embroidery patterns from Crabapple Hill.  There are some close-up pictures below.  Several of the patterns have more than one design in them.

#7-    Lot of 7 Bird Brain patterns + $4 postage donated by blog reader
The lot includes seven embroidery patterns from the company Bird Brain Designs.  My favorite is the quilts hanging on the line.  There are more pictures below so you can see them all better.




#8-   Lot of 2 jelly rolls and one layercake + $8 postage donated by blog reader
This lot includes 2 non-matching jelly rolls and one layer cake.


#9-   Lot of nine quilting patterns + $4 postage donated by blog reader
Included are nine quilt patterns that you see below.


#10- Completely Stitched and finished baby embroidery quilt  + $8 postage
I found this at the thrift store.  It was completely stitched and ready for gifting…maybe iron it first but all the stitching is finished.  If you previously gave grandkids a homemade quilt and don’t anymore, snag up this one and gift it away.


The stitching is very nice.

 

#11- Red and White Nine Patch quilt top  + $9 postage donated by a blog reader
This is a simple but pretty vintage nine-patch quilt top.  It would be perfect to finish and drape over the couch at Christmas time.  It is machine stitched and is 73″ x 94″.  There is a stain and I didn’t try to get it out.


#12-  Wonderful Drunkard’s Path quilt top+ $9 postage donated by blog reader
This Drunkard’s Path quilt top is hand pieced.  There is a very slight difference in the shade of green on the borders and a couple of blocks but barely noticeable.  This one is about 81″ x 87″.



 

#13-  Buttermilk Basin lot of 8 patterns + $6 postage donated by a blog reader
There is a combo of embroidery and wool applique patterns in this lot of Buttermilk Basin patterns.  Only seven are pictured but I found an 8th pattern and added it to the lot.  It’s the last picture in this set of pictures.  I was so tempted to keep these.  I loved them.




Oops…I found another and added it to the lot.

#14-  Vintage Aunt Martha’s rainbow broken Star Quilt kit  + $8 postage
I picked this up at the thrift store.  I believe the kit includes all the precut diamonds needed to make the quilt.  You would have to supply the white fabric.  You can read the details that are on the pattern front below.


#15-  Feed Sack and other fabrics  + $8 postage donated by a blog reader
Included in the lot are the five pieces of fabric below.  I the brown piece is a feed sack as the seams to make a sack are still stitched.  The whiter one might be too.  The rest are vintage fabric pieces…


#16-   Lot of four cross stitch patterns from Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas Series+ $3 postage donated by blog reader
These are part of a series of 9 patterns I believe.  Theycan be stitched all as one piece or they can be stitched individually.


#17-   Lot of 8 Tonga Treats all 5″ squares + $10 postage donated by blog reader
This lot of Tonga Treat batiks include two of one design, two of another design, three of another design, and a single pack.




#18- Vintage Log Cabin Quilt   + $11 postage donated by a blog reader
This log cabin is pretty but needs a little TLC.  The edge is deteriorating.   It’s in a barn-raising setting and finishes at 78 x 88.  There are a few stains.  Would make a great cutter quilt, or if folded just right, would make a great display piece.




 

#19-  Half square Triangle quilt in barn rising setting  + $11 postage donated by blog reader
The next time I make a themed donation quilt, I’d love to make one in this style.  Half Square triangles make up this quilt 72x 80  There are some damaged prints.  It’s hand quilted.  It would make a great cutter quilt.


#20- Double Wedding Ring Quilt + $12 postage
This quilt does not have a batting in it.  It is stained and does have some disintegrating fabric.  I think the staining might go away with a good gentle washing.  It is hand quilted.



#21- Vintage Boys Nonsense blocks + $8 postage
There are 20 vintage blocks in this lot.  I’ve not heard this block called that before but I’m assuming that is the name the maker of these used as there was a slip of paper included with the blocks.  See the second picture.  The blocks measure 14″ x 14″.  These are all hand-pieced.


#22- Pretty vintage UFO + $ 11 postage
This is a pretty top.  As is it is 70 x 70. I believe the maker has intentions of adding the last row to the quilt.  There is extra fabric included so I think that could be done.  The color combo ends up looking really nice.  I took some close-up pictures of the blocks.  I think the true colors of the blocks are a little more yellowish.



That’s the listing of items for this time around.  I have some more things here ready for another auction if you didn’t see anything that tempted you this time…I have lots of vintage sewing machine attachments so if you need those, let me know and I’ll make sure to get some in the next auction.  I do plan to have another auction soon.  I’m trying really hard to get my garage cleaned out and right now I still have 4 laundry baskets of goodies to auction off.  I want to get down to one.  That means there will likely be several more auctions.  I’d rather have the money in the account at the bank than take up space in my garage.

If you have questions, please ask in the comments and I will get to them so everyone can see the answers.

PLEASE scroll back to the top and read the instructions about bidding before you bid.  ALL BIDS MUST BE PUT IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THIS POST AND MUST BE ENTERED UNDER THE RIGHT LOT.

Thanks so much for bidding.

AUCTION TIME: It’s your turn to bid!!

It’s an auction day here.  I’ll be honest, hosting auctions is a lot hard and I put them off as long as I can as this is one way, I’m lazy.  But, the Good Deeds Postage Fund is in need of money.  It’s been out of money since November but I’ve not had the time to put together an auction so I’ve paid for everything myself.  I can’t continue doing that so I stopped everything and got things together for an auction.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION WILL GO TO THE GOOD DEEDS/POSTAGE FUND.  I am still buying a lot of batting for finishers and still shipping out a lot of quilt tops so there is still a need for funds to support it.  I’ve gotten so I am buying a lot of batting nowadays but only for established regular quilt finishers.

In case you missed it, here is a little backstory on what we’re up to today. Kayla helped me to come up with a new auction format.

Before you bid:

  • Read through the instructions on this page to understand how to bid
  • Shipping is flat rate as shown for domestic. International postage will be calculated and invoiced.
  • Be aware of when the auction closes and be accessible by email: Today’s auction is live as soon as the item is listed beneath the BID HERE comment. Bidding will close on Monday evening at 6 pm CENTRAL time zone.
  • Bookmark the auction post

After you bid:

Keep an eye out for an email with your payment instructions and please pay by Wednesday evening at 6 pm.  Pay promptly so I can ship promptly as soon as possible and only in one trip to the post office.  If you don’t pay, that holds up other packages and fellow bidders have to wait to get their items.

IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE AND CAN’T FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES, please don’t bid.  I’ve had to hunt high bidders down for a week after an auction and it is so frustrating.  Because of that, if you have not paid and had no correspondence with me by Friday at noon Central time zone, I will offer the item to the person who bid less than you and you will forfeit the item.

Shipping charges to mail will be added to each order and listed.  If it costs more than that, no worries.  I’ll absorb the rest of the cost.

#1-  Two Books: Addicted to Scraps and a Quilt Journal  + $6 postage donated by blog reader
Addicted to Scraps in a Bonnie Hunter book.  I’ve made a couple of the quilts in the book and would love to make more of them.  The quilt journal is a spot you can record the quilts you are working on, dreaming of, or finished.

#2-   Hand Applique Quilt UFO + $14 postage
This quilt is so close to a finish.  The only applique left is of the six floral blocks and that is already started.  The other pieces of the quilt are finished.  There is extra fabric so everything is here to complete the top.

#3-  Toy Singer Sewing Machine  + $14 postage  Donated by blog reader
This is a cute hand-crank little toy sewing machine.  The hand wheel turns.  It’s in good shape except for the case.  Would make a wonderful display piece.

 

#4-    Quilted Mittens UFO + $4 postage
The tops and lining are all ready to go to finish these.  They would be cute to wear or cute to finish and use as decor.

#5-   Singer Sew Handy Sewing Machine + $ 14 postage donated by blog reader
The box has some wear but the little machine is in great shape.  The instruction book is included.  Would make a great display piece in your sewing room.

#6-  Vintage Singer Hand-Crank Pinking Machine  + $14 postage Donated by blog reader
I have never seen one of these.  It’s super cute and works.  (yes, I had to try it out) A copy of the instruction manual is included.  If you are a collector of sewing goodies, this might be one you’d love to add to your collection.

#7-    Collection of Vintage Sewing Items + $3 postage donated by blog reader
This is a great collection of vintage sewing notions.  They would be great in any vintage sewing basket or decor in your sewing room.

#8-  Vintage Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Andy Quilt top  + $10 postage donated by blog reader
This one is a top that needs some TLC or possibly an updo.  It is about 71×98  It’s missing some of the setting triangles.  It’s missing some of the borders.  There is some staining.  But it is also so cute.  The colors are great.  Maybe it could be fixed as is or someone could take the blocks apart and start over.  Either way it was too good not of offer.

#9-   Vintage Lady blocks Unfinished + $5 postage donated by blog reader
**UPDATE** Please scroll to the bottom of the comment section to bid on this item.

These 17 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ blocks are ready for some talented fingers to finish them.  There are 7 blocks.  One isn’t embroidered.  The colors are all good. 

#10- Vintage Bible Embroidery Blocks + $8 postage donated by blog reader
These blocks are 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″.  There are 12 blocks in total.  The embroidery is nice.  The blocks are oriented on point.

#11-  Vintage Flower Garden Quilt Top Needs work + $12 postage
Although this top needs some work to finish it, it is in good shape.  I didn’t lay out all of the pieces to see if everything was there but just a quick glance tells me it’s close to having the extra blocks there.  This is hand pieced and will be about 80 x 84 once the pieces are added.  The colors in this are fabulous.  I didn’t notice any obvious staining.

#12-  Vintage Feed Sack Prints  + $8 postage donated by blog reader
These are in good shape.  Please look at the pieces in the second photo and note that two of the pieces have a cut out of them.

 

#13-  Vintage blocks + $6 postage donated by a blog reader
These are fun blocks there are 7 blocks total and they are 16 1/2″ x 16 1/2″.  It would be tempting to reproduce this block as it is unique and not one I regularly see.  

#14-  Alpine Wonder Panel Quilt Kit  + $13 postage donated by blog reader
This looks like a quick and easy project.  It looks to be a complete kit.  Wouldn’t it be cute to add charms or buttons to the tree?  Size details are in the second photo.

#15-   Timeless Treasures Noel Quilt Kit + $13 postage donated by a blog reader
This pretty quilt is actually a quick quilt as the “applique” is a cheater panel and is already done for you.  I believe all of the fabric is here for you to make this project.


 

#16-   Joann’s block of the month Desert Sky + $13 postage donated by blog reader
This is the quilt kit to make this block-of-the-month quilt.  All the blocks are here as well as a finishing kit.  There is still time to get the January block finished!!

#17-  Seven Sisters hand-pieced UFO  + $10 postage
There are 45 hand-pieced stars in this offering.  There is also extra fabric and templates.

#18-   Template and fabrics + $8 postage donated by a blog reader
Here are some vintage quilt templates and some vintage fabrics that would be great if you are repairing a vintage quilt.  These would also make some cute pieces if you are interested in junk journaling.

#19-   Tonga Treats Pre-cuts + $12 postage donated by blog reader
Included are two packs of 40- 5″ charm squares and 2 packs of 42 2 1/2″ strips.  All of these are batiks in a neutral color.  All go together to make up this lot.

#20- Charm Square bundle  + $14 postage
This mix of 10 charm squares makes up this lot.  The three on the left are all the same.  The others are all individual packs.  Cute for decorating or sewing or cute to add to a gift for a quilty friend.

#21-   Vintage Primrose Applique quilt top + $ 13 postage
This beautifully appliqued quilt top is so pretty and the workmanship is really nice.  It is 70 x 84 1/2.  It would be so beautiful finished.

 

That’s the listing of items for this time around.  I have some more things here ready for another auction if you didn’t see anything that tempted you this time…I have lots of vintage sewing machine attachments so if you need those, let me know and I’ll make sure to get some in the next auction.

If you have questions, please ask in the comments and I will get to them so everyone can see the answers.

PLEASE scroll back to the top and read the instructions about bidding before you bid.  ALL BIDS MUST BE PUT IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THIS POST AND MUST BE ENTERED UNDER THE RIGHT LOT.

Thanks so much for bidding.

For the blog hop, these are the places we are hopping today.

Saturday:
Wendy at https://www.piecefulthoughts.com
Diann at https://littlepenguinquilts.blogspot.com
Keepsake Quilting https://www.keepsakequilting.com/blogs/keepsake-quilting-blog

 

 

Auction Regrets

There was an online auction a bit ago.  Sadly the auction house is about 50 minutes from my house so I don’t take the time to drive over and preview the sale.  I just bid and hope for the best whenever I find something I think I might like.

Hoping is what I did when I bought my spool cabinet.  If you missed that story, you can read about it HERE.

I just love my old cabinet even though it is very used and worn.  Here’s one more picture of it… …

Auction Day…Your turn to BID!!

It’s an auction day here.  I’ll be honest, hosting auctions is a lot of hard and I put them off as long as I can as this is one way, I’m lazy.  BUT, the Good Deeds Postage Fund is in need of money so that means unless I want to pay for everything out of my own pocket, I need to host an auction…so here goes.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS AUCTION WILL GO TO THE GOOD DEEDS/POSTAGE FUND.  I am still buying a lot of batting for finishers and still shipping out a lot of quilt tops so there is still a need for funds to support it.  I’ve gotten so I am buying a lot of batting nowadays.

In case you missed it, here is a little backstory on what we’re up to today. Kayla helped me to come up with a new auction format.

Before you bid:

  • Read through the instructions on this page to understand how to bid
  • Shipping is flat rate as shown for domestic. International postage will be calculated and invoiced.
  • Be aware of when the auction closes and be accessible by email: Today’s auction is live as soon as the item is listed beneath the BID HERE comment. It soft-closes at 8 pm CST Sunday evening.
  • Bookmark the auction post

After you bid:

Keep an eye out for an email with your payment instructions and please pay by Tuesday evening at 6 pm.  Pay promptly so I can ship promptly as soon as possible and only in one trip to the post office.  If you don’t pay, that holds up other packages and fellow bidders have to wait to get their items.

Shipping charges to mail will be added to each order and listed.  If it costs more than that, no worries.  I’ll absorb the rest of the cost.

#1-   Beautiful Appliqued Quilt Top + $8 postage
This top was sent by a blog reader.  I’ve debated what to do with it.  I finally decided adding it to the auction and having it raise money for the fund would be the best option.  Only another quilter can truly love this top as it was meant to be loved.

The top is beautifully appliqued and is 75″ x 75″.

#2-   Beautiful Appliqued Quilt Top with WOOL applique + $8 postage
This top was sent by the same blog reader as top #1.  It also is amazing.  This one has wool flowers appliqued to it.  So pretty.

The top is beautifully appliqued and is 66″ x 66″.

#3-   Vintage Quilt Top  + $8 postage
This top is machine stitched using those great vintage colors.  In good shape considering the age of the top.  I didn’t notice stains or discoloration.


#4-   Vintage String pieced by Hand Quilt Blocks  + $8 postage
These were sent by a blog reader.  There are fifty-four 8″ blocks.
See the note on the Ziplock bag.

#5-   Vintage Fan Quilt  + $8 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  The top is hand-pieced. It measures 65″ x 65″.  The top needs a good ironing.

#6-   Star Quilt Top  + $8 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  It measures 70″ x 79″.


Notice the stain.

#7-    Vinatage STAR Quilt Blocks + $8 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  There are 4 blocks that measure 25 x 25.  There are scraps and other star blocks included in this lot.

#8-    Black and White Vintage Blocks + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  There are 9 hand-pieced blocks.  These would be fun to disassemble and make a pattern from.  I love the design idea.

The Cresco Ladies wanted to help with raising some money as they have been recipients of quilt batting that was purchased through the fund.  They made, finished, and donated the next three quilts.

#9-   Reproduction prints Triangle Quilt Top  + $8 postage
Donated by the Cresco Ladies.  This lovely quilt measures 40″ x 52″.

I love the interest the cute little four patches make.


#10-  Deer Themed FLANNEL Quilt   + $8 postage
Donated by the Cresco Ladies.  This FLANNEL quilt measures 51″ x 61″.  It’s super soft as it is flannel on the front and back.

If you have a hunter or wildlife lover in your family, this is the perfect gift idea.



#11-  Floral Quilt  + $8 postage
Donated by the Cresco Ladies.  This floral quilt measures 43″ x 53″.

#12-    Needlepoint Kit for Chair + $10 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  There is a kit to do the needlepoint for this chair.  I know nothing about needlepoint so I really can’t tell you more.

Fabric and threads are included.

#13-  Set of 6 Embroidered Blocks   + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  There are 6 blocks in the lot.


Please note that all the blues in the outer edge are not the same but do complement each other nicely.  The blocks are 17 1/2 x 17 1/2.

#14-    Moose Wall Hanging Kit + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  Fabric and pattern is here to make this cute 24″ x 35″ Wall Hanging.
Here is a close of the wall hanging.  Perfect for a cabin owner or man cave.

#15-    Vintage Fabric Scrap Bag + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  What you see is what you get.  It’s all vintage scraps.  The white background piece in the lower corner has a hem in it but the fabric is useable.  There is almost a yard in that piece.  Perfect for using to repair a vintage quilt.

#16-    Funky Vintage Quilt Top + $5 postage
This was donated by a blog reader.  This is a FUNKY thing.  It’s is 53″ x 70″.  Totally fun and funky with butterflies flying up through the center.