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Community Quilt Auction Day!!

Some of these items were donated.  Some were bought by me.

All money from the sale will go into the charity quilt fund for use in the charity quilt project.

With the charity quilt project, I have a lot of expenses.

I started doing the postage auctions as a way to support the charity quilting that happens here through the blog.  Needs have expanded so that now finishers are sometimes in need of batting or backing fabrics.  I have used some of the auction money to buy batting for finishers as well.

A huge thanks to everyone for being so good and bidding in the past.  It was so sweet of you to help out this good cause.

PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU BID.

Here are the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER, AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept a personal check but the check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5 pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or on Tuesday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid, please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.  U.S. postage calculations.  If you are international, you are welcome to bid but you will pay actual postage.

On to the bidding…

Item #1:   Lot of Quilting Themed Fabric + $7 postage

This is a lot of quilting-themed fabric.  I have collected it from donations thinking it would be something one of you might love.  The notes on each of the pieces tell how many yards are in each cut.  The is a total of nine yards of fabric.  Perfect for making bags, machine covers, or quilt backings.

Item #2:   Moose Applique + $4 postage

The hard part of this part of this project is completely finished.  The backing fabric and binding fabric are included.  This was done in fusible applique. The wall hanging is 25″ x 31″.


Item #3:  Paint Box Jelly Roll  + $5 postage

This is a jelly roll from Laundry Basket Quilts.  The line is Paint Box.

These are the pretty fabrics included.

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Item #4:  Meadow Jelly Roll + $5 postage

This is a jelly roll from Blackbird Designs.  The line is Meadow.

Here are the pretty colors.

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Item #5:  Eagle Panels + $4 postage

Included in this lot are two beautiful eagle panels.  The top one is 43″ x 36″.  The bottom is 43″ x 29″.  They could easily be used together in one quilt or separately.  Perfect for a bird lover.


Item #6:  Deco Darling Quilt Kit + $10 postage

This is a complete quilt kit to make the Deco Darlings Quilt.  The quilt finishes at 41 1/2″ x 41 1/2″.

The cute little blocks are panel blocks.  Check this one out with the super cute girl and kitty.  Just precious.

Here is a closer look.

Item #7:   Sleep Baby Quilt Kit + $7 postage

All of the fabrics are here for this quilt kit along with the pattern.  It would make a super cute baby quilt.  I love the farm animals!!   I looked through it all but can’t find an exact size.  If you look at the photo below, you can see the yardage that is included.  The small paper tells the exact amounts incase you didn’t like this pattern and simply wanted to buy it for the fabrics only.

Item #8:  Vintage Double Dutch Blocks + $7 postage

This is a lot of 28 Double Dutch blocks.  They are hand sewn.  There are 28 10 1/2″ blocks.  I LOVE the colors on these.

Item #9:   Vintage 8 1/2″ blocks + $7 postage

These blocks are super funky.  The colors are phscodelic.  They are hand sewn.  There are a total of 44 blocks that are 8 1/2″.  There is a star in the middle of them…it’s just kind of hard to make that out.  FUN!

Item #10:  Grandma’s Garden + $7 postage

These are bigger hexies…about 3 1/2″ across…so cute with the yellow centers.  There is what you sewn together and 11 extra blocks.  It is hand sewn and measures 55″ x 62″.

Item #11:   Fan Quilt + $7 postage

Of everything on the sale…I love this most.  It is a fan quilt set in a very unique setting.  For a vintage top, it is in very good shape.  I would love to recreate this one!  It is handstitches and is 72″ x 86″.


Here is a close up picture.

Item #12:   + $7 postage

This is a vintage embroidered ABC quilt.  Someone did add tabs for a hanger on top but they can easily be removed.  The piece is 33″ x 54″.


There is discoloring at the bottom.  See the picture below.  I did not try to remove the spot.


It’s so cute!

Item #13:   Homegrown Happy Embroidery Quilt  + $7 postage

This is a quilt kit.  Pattern and fabric are included.

The pattern requires the embroidery of the blocks you see with jars of flowers.
Here is a closer picture of some of the jars.  It finishes at 57″ x 78″.
The colors are great on this.

Item #14:   Vintage blocks + $5 postage

There are hand sewn vintage blocks.  I really like these.  I am tempted to remake them.  There are 20 blocks in the bunch and they finish at 9 1/2″.


Item #15:  Vintage Flower Quilt Top + $7 postage

This top is really neat but a little wonky notice the seams don’t match up exactly.  The back ground fabric is thin and would likely need something else behind it if you were to finish the quilt top.


I took a close up pictures so you can see the black stitching around the flowers.  In person it looks good with the quilt.  It is 68″ x 84″.

Item #16:   Quilter’s Dozen Plus Monthly Kit + $10 postage

This is an entire kit of fabric to make these monthly quilts.  Each month has a prepackaged kit that can be used to make the mini quilts you see.


OR you can make this large quilt…


OR…you can make the center quilt in the picture below and swap out the months by snapping them in place.


The quilt book also has a pattern for another quilt in it.  Some of the monthly kits have prices on them.  They ranged from $30 per month to $15 per month.  All 12 months are included.

Item #17:  5 feed sack prints + $6 postage

Here is a lot of five feed sack print fabrics.  All have a white background.

Item #18:   Lot of feed sack fabrics + $6 postage

This is a lot of light colored feed sack fabrics.  The two blue are full feed sacks.  There are a total of 15 smaller pieces that are about 12″ x 12″ in size.  Great for mending a vintage quilt.


Item #19:   Lot of 5 feed sack fabrics + $6 postage

This is a lot of five feed sack prints.  All have a white background.

Item #20:   12 feed sack prints + $7 postage

Check out these patriotic colored feed sack prints.  I don’t think the blue picnic table cloth print is a feed sack but I’m not sure.  I’m new to feed sacks.

Item #21:  Lot of 5 feed sack prints  + $6 postage

This is a lot of five feed sack prints.  There is a variety of prints.


Item #21:  Lot of Prairie Schooler Cross Stitch Charts  + $6 postage

Blog reader Cherie contacted me and said she had these Prairie Schooler Santa Cross Stitch charts that she’d like to donate.  She said that she will hold them and ship them to you once the winning bidder is decided.

The years are 1984, 1986-1992, 1996-1998, and 2001.

These charts are super popular with cross stitchers.  Many stitch them and have a tree designated only to these Santa ornaments.

I have LOTS more that needs to be put on an auction but seriously, 20 is about that max that can be managed in a single auction.  PLEASE watch the comments and I will try to periodically put an update there listing all of the items and the current price they are going for to help you find the current bid more easily.  I have a blog reader that has often helped with that as well.

Again, here are the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER, AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal- Venmo too.  I will also accept a personal check but the check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5 pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or on Tuesday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid, please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.  U.S. postage calculations.  If you are international, you are welcome to bid but you will pay actual postage.

Let the bidding begin!!

Auction Day: Bid ’em up!

I know we just did an auction last week, but my dining room table is covered with items that are inteneded to be used for auction and I’m ready to claim my table back.  Some of these items were donated.  Some were bought by me.

All money from the sale will go into the charity quilt fund for use in the charity quilt project.

With the charity quilt project, I have a lot of expenses.  Just a week ago I sent a package to Ray.  For one package, the cost of mailing it was $63.  That was one package.  Earlier that week I had sent four other packages out.  A few years ago when I wasn’t a widow, Kramer and I just paid for all of the postage out of our own pocket.  I can’t do that anymore.  I started doing the postage auctions as a way to support the charity quilting that happens here through the blog.  Needs have expanded so that now finishers are sometimes in need of batting or backing fabrics.  I have used some of the auction money to buy batting for finishers as well.

A huge thanks to everyone for being so good and bidding last week.  It was so sweet of you to help out this good cause.

PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU BID.

Here are the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER, AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept a personal check but the check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5 pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or on Tuesday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid, please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.  U.S. postage calculations.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt top with pink sashing + $7 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  It is 72 x 95″.  It is in good shape.  It is hand-stitched.  This was donated by a blog reader.


Item #2:  Vintage String blocks + $6 postage

These are vintage string blocks.  They are in good shape.  I loved looking at the old newspaper on the back of the blocks.  There are 54 blocks and they are unfinished at 8″ square.  This was donated by a blog reader.

Item #3:  Four Charles Harper Cross Stitch Charts + $3 postage

I got these in a box of things from the thrift store.  I have three people ask to buy them from me.  Rather than trying to choose who to sell them to, I decided to put them in the auction.

Item #4:  Six Charles Harper Cross Stitch Charts + $3 postage

This is another lot of cross stitch charts by Charles Harper.  I had two of the same charts so opted to make two lots of charts.

Item #5: 11 Mini Vintage aprons + $3 postage

These were donated by a blog reader.  They are so cute and I love the vintage fabrics.

Item #6: Yoyo piece+ $6 postage

This yoyo piece is 32”x 49”.  A blog reader currently has this in her possession and will ship it to you if you are the winning bidder. Here is a close-up picture.

Item #7: Schnibble pattern collection+ $3 postage

A blog reader sent these and I thought they would be great for the auction.  There are 5 Miss Rosie Schnibble patterns.  They are designed to be made using two charm packs.  There is another pattern from This and That included.

Item #8: 15 Dresden plate blocks + $7 postage

These were donated by a blog reader.  There are 15 of these.  They measure 10 1/2″ across.

Item #9: Grandma’s Garden blocks + $7 postage

There are 34 of these Grandma’s Garden blocks.  They measure 14″ across.  These too were donated by a blog reader.  Two of the blocks have started to have the white sashing put around them.

Item #10:  Vintage quilt top + $6 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  The blocks are so cute and I love the vintage fabrics.  This yellow cornerstone beauty measures 42″ x 62″.

Item #11:   Quilt books + $4 postage

Included in this lot are two quilt-related books.  The one on the left is a monthly planner from Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.   It’s a great book to keep track of your quilting projects.  The next is a book from The Fat Quarter Shop.  It is designed to use “jolly bars” which are 5″ x 10″ pieces of fabric.  This was also donated by a blog reader.

Item #12: Lot of Prairie Schooler Cross Stitch Santas + $4 postage

These were donated to me by a blog reader.  They are so cute but we are not a family that does Santa.  I’m sure one of you out there would love to have them.  I know it’s really popular to stitch these and have a “Prairie Schooler Santa Tree”.

Check out the Santa with yarn…so cute.

Item #13: Vintage Sunbonnet Sues + $3 postage

Also donated by a blog reader are these vintage Sunbonnet Sue applique blocks.  One is mostly finished.

Item #14: Lot of stamped embroider blocks + $8 postage

This is a lot of stamped unstitched embroidery quilt blocks.  Blocks finish at 18″.  There are four packs with six in each pack.

Here you can see the blocks more closely.

Item #15: Lot of BLUE and GREEN embroidered blocks 26 blocks total + $7 postage

There are 13 of these finished blue blocks that finish at 18″.  They were stitched by an experienced stitcher.

Also included are 13 of these green stitched blocks that finish at 18″.

Item #16: Lot misc embroidered blocks + $9 postage

This is a bigger lot of embroidered blocks.  Some of these are the same design as the blocks from the earlier lot.  Included are about 18 blocks.


A color key came with the blocks so if you want to reference the colors you can.

That might be important as there and 4 packs of unfinished blocks as well.

There are is one that is stitched rainbow like this.

For fun, I am throwing in these heart blocks too.

If you are a mom or grandma needing to make several quilts but want them to all be the same-ish, buy both lots.  You’ll have plenty to make LOTS of quilts.  The person who stitched these did a nice job.

Item #17: AMAZING applique UFO + $8 postage

This kit was donated by a blog reader.  It is wonderful.  If you’ve always wanted an applique quilt but didn’t want to do most of the applique, this might be the deal for you.


The large floral and pieced blocks are finished.  The 6 inside blocks are not.  It appears to be a complete kit but I make no guarantees as I don’t have time to study it.

This is a Joined at the Hip pattern.  The only pattern included it the directions for Block #13…but it seems to be the finishing instructions.
I was so tempted to keep this…but the postage fund needs money and that’s what is most important.

Item #18: Lot of vintage feed sack fabrics + $4 postage

There are about 50 pieces in the stack.  I believe them to be feed sack vintage fabrics.  They measure 6″ x 6″.  These would be great for anyone wanting to repair a vintage quilt.  There were donated by a blog reader.

Item #19: Lot of vintage quilt blocks + $7 postage

These were donated by blog reader Holly.  I happen to have a note on the label that says that.  Holly wrote there were 59 vintage blocks in the group and they finish 8″ blocks.

Item #20:  Vintage Star Quilt top + $7 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  The vintage star block top measures 57″ x 75 1/2″.  This was donated by a blog reader.

Item #21:  Grandma’s Garden top with green sashing + $7 postage

PLEASE MAKE NOTE WHEN BIDDING THERE ARE TWO GRANDMA’S GARDEN QUILT TOPS.  IT’S IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE THE BIDDING NUMBER IN YOUR BID SO OTHERS KNOW WHAT TOP YOU ARE BIDDING ON.  THIS IS ITEM #21.

This was donated by a blog reader.  This is a very nice top in very good shape.  The color had not faded.  It measures 76 1/2″ x 88 1/2″.  It’s so pretty.  This was also donated by a blog reader.

Item #22:  Apron and pot holder kit + $8 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  Included are supplies and patterns to make the apron and potholders.   The insulated batting is also included.  As is a pop-up recipe box and cards.  This was donated by a blog reader.

Item #23:  Minkie Baby Kit + $7 postage

This is a kit to make the giraffe Minky play pad you see in the pattern.  The Minky and pattern are included.  This was donated by a blog reader.

Item #24:  Seven Sisters blocks + $3 postage

Included are the blocks you see below.  There are four finished and one started.  I was tempted to take these apart and make pincushions.  It would be a great start to a quilt…Lot of things to do with these.  This was also donated by a blog reader.

WOW.  That is the biggest auction I have ever done.  I’m pooped.  It takes a bit to organize, photograph, measure, count, and write the blog post for this.  I am happy to do it as so many of you donated items and it will all support the charity quilt project.

I have doctor appointments on Monday so I will try to get emails out to you either Monday or Tuesday evening.  Please be watching for them.

Holly, if you’re reading this, feel free to make an update in the comment section for us.  It was so great of you to do that last time.

Again, please read the guidelines before bidding.
Here are the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept a personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or on Tuesday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid, please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.  U.S. postage calculations.

Trying Something NEW!!! Auction from the Mail…

This might look like a regular blog post about my mail, but it’s not.  Please keep reading.

A while ago I was contacted by Sarah.  She was coming my way and wanted to know if I was interested in some of her quilting goodies.  She said I was welcome to keep what I wanted and pass on what I didn’t.  It was so sweet of her.  Just wait until I show you what she sent!!

Well, I’ve been getting in A LOT of mail lately and I’ve been fighting the urge to keep things.  I also am in this odd place when things like quilt kits come in…I don’t have a good place to distribute things like quilt kits.

I’ve also had a flood of people asking if I could save this or that from the mail and they would like to buy it.  I’ve done that a bit and only asked that people donate to the mail fund in return for the item…but that’s been a little hard too as I have to dig and find what they requested and to be honest, it’s a lot of work.

So I decided that in this batch of goodies from Sarah, I’m going to pull a few things from the mix and auction them off.  The items that I’m pulling are nice and items that I think would make some money for the postage fund…this is a test run and we’ll see how it works.  Right now, the postage fund is running low so the timing is very good.  I plan to have a regular postage auction soon.  I’ve been shipping out a lot of tops over the last two months and I have probably about 30 more that are here that need to be sent out.

Anyway…here are Sarah’s goodies.  Stay tuned until the end and see which items I’ll be auctioning off.

Here are the HUGE boxes Sarah brought.


This batting was passed on to local charity quilters.

There was a lot of fabric…

There were fun embroidered blocks.  Notice the USA of the blocks in the top row?

There were orphan blocks…

Check out this so-so cute frog quilt top.  The work to make the mitered corners work with the ombre fabric is impressive.

There was a quilt top…

These were fun.  I had to check out the layer cake pattern.  I’ve not been a bargello quilt maker but making one from a layer cake sounds awesome.


There were vintage string blocks…

Fabric galore!!

There were goodies for the childcare kiddos.  We’re already using the dowel sticks.

There was more fabric…

Three shirts found their way into the mix and are already processed and in my system.

..more fabric.  Can you believe the generosity??

Still more…

These were all bigger pieces of yardage.  For a reproduction fabric lover like me, this was so tempting.


I ended up keeping the one with the red lettering with the Declaration of Independence.  See by my thumb in the picture below?  Sam Huntington is my relative.  THANKS, Sarah.  This is going to be part of a quilt backing someday.  I had always wanted some similar fabric and never found it in my local shops.  Back then I didn’t buy online much.


If you thought that was all..wrong.

There’s actually even more…but…now I am to the point I want to tell you what Sarah and I are offering for sale.  I saved the biggest goodies that will be auctioned off to the end.  All of the money that is raised will be used for the charity quilt fund.  Most will be used for postage but some might be used for quilt batting or backing fabric if it is needed and there is extra money.  I appreciate it so much.

Here are the goodies and the auction rules:
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Auction Update

As you likely know I am holding a fundraising auction here on the blog to raise money for my postage fund to ship out charity quilts.

I’ve had a few questions and wanted to answer them here so everyone has the opportunity to read the same information.

First off…I need to address this…some bids were held because the person who bid had never commented on the blog before.  The bids were held in moderation as is standard for any new commenters.  I checked the blog periodically yesterday and approved the comments.

What that means for you..some of you bid thinking you were the high bidder but someone bid higher than you but their comment hadn’t been approved yet.  I approved their comment and their bid became the high bid.  I’m sorry this happens.  I can’t think of a way around it unless I sit by the computer 24/7 for the days the auction is up.

So, if you thought you were the high bidder, you might want to go back and check.

Someone said they didn’t want to bid as they felt I didn’t have a “secure site”.  This auction is not threatening your security at all.  You can leave a bid.  No personal information is collected when you leave a comment with a bid.  When you pay, you pay through Paypal or a personal check (both paying options are secure) so you have no worries there either.  I see no threat whatsoever by leaving a bid in the comment section.

Someone asked if you can bid more than once.  YES.  You can bid 100 times or as many times as you want to secure the winning of the item you want.  I get a lot of people who sneak in a bid just minutes before the auction ends.  It’s kind of fun to watch the bidding strategy you all have.

I was asked about the size of the snowman blocks…


I would say finished they will be 8″.

DO NOT LEAVE A BID ON THIS POST.  Bids on the original post found by following THIS LINK are the only bids that will be accepted.

Remember bidding will close at 5pm Central Time on Monday.  Please be patient with me as I get back to you with correspondence if you win.  I have a colonoscopy planned for Tuesday morning….so you know what I’ll be doing from Monday night at 5pm and into the evening.  I’ll get to the bids as soon as I can.

I hope that answers all the questions.