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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.


#17-   Vintage Basket Blocks  + $8 postage

This was donated by a blog reader.  These are my favorite vintage item in the auction.  They are just adorable.
The blocks are all hand-stitched.  It seems that the plan was to use a solid fabric for the back and make the baskets in fun prints.

Some are sewn together in rows.  I think this is so cute and am so tempted to make a basket block quilt just like this.  How fun!!

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.

Thanks so much for bidding.

AUCTION DAY: Layer Cake Palooza!!

Today is an Auction Day and I’m calling this one Layer Cake Palooza.  The only thing on the auction today is Layer Cakes.  Sorry for you vintage lovers.  I have a good selection of vintage items coming up on another auction coming soon.  Hopefully the new format will have me more motivated to have more auctions.

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.

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:

  • Check back on the post to see which items you had the high bid on promptly after the auction closes at approximately 8 pm on Sunday evening.
  • Fill out this form if you had any winners before Monday evening at 6 pm.

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 on Wednesday.

As I said, every item on today’s listing is a layer cake.  The layer cakes are made by different companies so the number of pieces per “cake” varies.  Please read the label.  If you want to know more about the colors and fabrics in each “cake”, please type the name of the fabric line and the maker and you will find a complete view of the pieces in the “cake”.

Shipping charges to mail will be $5 per order.  If it costs more than that, no worries.  I’ll absorb the rest of the cost.

#1-   Forever Love  + $5 shipping

#2-   Painted Meadow  + $5 shipping
#3-   Forget Me Not Blue  + $5 shipping

#4-   Asian Batiks-1  + $5 shipping

#5-   Fire and Ice Batiks II  + $5 shipping
#6-   Tessellations  + $5 shipping

#7-   Rue d’Avignon  + $5 shipping
#8-   Vintage Rose  + $5 shipping

#9-   Fabric Central Squares  + $5 shipping


#10-   Little Sweatheart  + $5 shipping


#11-   Aritsan Batiks-2  + $5 shipping

#12-   Charlotte  + $5 shipping

#13-   Floral Expessions Rose/Plum  + $5 shipping


#14-   Paradise  + $5 shipping

#15-   Jardin Du Soleil  + $5 shipping
#16-   Shiloh  + $5 shipping
#17-   Cotton and Steel by Melody Miller  + $5 shipping
#18-   By the Sea  + $5 shipping
#19-   Annabelle  + $5 shipping  THIS IS FOR TWO LAYERCAKES both are the same.  One is missing the packaging.
#20-   Captiva Stack  + $5 shipping- no packaging
#21-  Mystery Cake (no packaging)  + $5 shipping
#22-   Hydrangea  + $5 shipping  THIS IS ONE CAKE AND MATHCING YARDAGE
#23-   A Mum for Mom  + $5 shipping
#24-   ?? Windham 30’s pack (no label)  + $5 shipping
A HUGE shout out to Dianne for her donation of all of these layer cakes.  It was so appreciated.  Coming up we’ll do another auction and that will be only jelly rolls, also donated by Dianne.

Thank you! I will keep an eye on the comment section over the weekend if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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.

Pin on Classic Quilts
Item #4:  Meadow Jelly Roll + $5 postage

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

Here are the pretty colors.

Pin on I would like - Fabric
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 appea