Friday, September 14, 2012

Guest Artist: Having a Jumpy Imagination

Pinkie by Ellen. Now that's one crazy cat!
You may not know this, but I have a checkered past. Many moons ago, I gave away a bag full of fused fabric scraps on this blog. The quilt above is the result of those scraps. Meet Pinkie the cat.

Ellen, made Pinkie the cat from her winnings. I think Pinkie has an "interesting" personality. Ellen says this about Pinkie: "When I received your scraps, I had no idea how to make the most from them. Then Pinkie jumped from my imagination! It's amazing what you can create with scraps!" 
 You are so right Ellen! So I'm giving away more scraps today. Just leave a comment on the blog today and you may be the lucky winner of a bag full of fused fabric scraps. Who knows what will jump out of your imagination!

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

good morning Thanks for letting us enter to win scraps

Catherine

Kathy said...

Did you leave your scraps alone in the dark again? Don't you know they multiply when you do that?!

quilt chick said...

Me! Me! Me! I want those scraps.

ANNA said...

I would love the scraps - seeing your work is so inspirational - so vibrant and exiting. Please let me be the winner!!

Ruth Quinn said...

HI Laura,

I would love to try and use the scraps as well. Thanks for the give away.
Ruth

Gene Black said...

Oooh...I would love your scraps! Pick me - my birthday is this month!

Maggie Szafranski said...

I would love your scraps! Oh the beautiful things I could make!

Anonymous said...

Pinkie is wonderful! I love him (or her). I'd love to have a shot at your scraps.

Jeanie said...

Love Pinkie and love scraps! Thanks so much!

Aliceart said...

Yeahhhhhhhhh! Another chance! I would love your scraps...just the thing to take to retreat.

Cute little quilt, we can see you both in it!

Diane said...

Would love to win a bag of your scraps! PS. Come back to Quilt Expo in Madison next year. We missed you!

Aileen said...

I am heading to my sewing room today to do some Fusing to get in the Halloween spirit. Would love to have some fusies from your pile!!

AnnieG said...

I love starting my day with your always colorful blog. I'm a collage of fusing graduate as I took your class in Lancaster several years ago. What fun! It's my birthday(honest!) and winning the fused scraps would really make my day.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, ooooh, those scraps want to come play at my house! Your blog is a great creativity spark for me. Sherry

Anonymous said...

Gotta enter this! Been wanting to try a totally fused quilt forever.
Maggie in Arizona

Unknown said...

I am right in the middle of our quilt show this weekend and there are very few fused quilts..I need these scraps to help educate the WY folks about the benefits of fusing. Marybeth

shawn said...

I would love to have those scraps!

Nancy said...

Pinkie is delightful and inspiring. I know there are more Pinkies in those scraps... would love to get them and find my own Pinkie!

Marcia W. said...

This is sweet of you to share. I don't have all the fusing "stuff" so this would be a fun way to dip my toe into the water and give it a try.

Laura said...

I luv the kitty kat. Fused scraps... my new favorite!! Since taking your class in Maryland and fusing several little quilts, I save all scraps!!

Annie said...

Ellen you have created the most fabulous cat from your scraps! I can't even imagine him jumping into my mind while looking at a pile of scraps! Well done!

Maya said...

I love the bushes Pinkie is sitting behind.
Thanks for the chance to win some of your scraps!

whaletail said...

You can NEVER have too many fused scraps!!

MJKasz said...

I love recycling my scraps into new art and thanks for teaching me this when you taught in Florida a couple of years ago. Love the Pink cat and might just have to do a Gizmo dog project.

WoolenSails said...

She made such a fun piece, really cute.
I have lots of scraps, so no need to enter me, just wanted to say hi.

Debbie

Betteem said...

She is so creative! Pinkie, bird and plants would make anyone joyful! Thanks for sharing! I'd love some fused scraps.

cgwehrman said...

I hope I can come up with something great like Ellen when I win you fabulous bag of scraps!!

TinaW said...

Yea for scraps!

TexPat said...

I love Pinkie!! I found my pitiful little ziplock bag of fused scraps...it had 4 little pieces in it so I'd really love to have your scraps! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I am making small Alzheimer's Art quilts and fused scraps are fantastic. it would be exciting to win a bag full.

Cornwoman said...

What a fun creative challenge it would be to win a bag of your scraps! Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win this time!!

Robin in WNC said...

It would be great to have a bag of your scraps to challenge my mind.

Marsha said...

Would love to play, play, play with a bag of your fused scraps. The colors alone would force me out of my creative funk.

Marilyn said...

I think Pinkie needs a friend !

Beth said...

Your scraps are beautiful! Sure would love to try and make something with them.

Anonymous said...

Please pick me - I would have fun playing with your scraps when our cold snowy winter arrives!! Diane from Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada

Joy said...

could you come with the scraps so you could share your talent! :)

Pam said...

Ellen is a FANTASTIC artist--one of my favorites...we were sisters in another life, you know?!! I think Pinkie Kitty is spectacular. Thanks, Laura for the opportunity at a give-away! Pam =)

Linda said...

Such a great way to be creative. I would LOVE to win........

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I would love to play with some of your fused scraps! Love the kitty cat! It is adorable! Thanks for a chance to win.

Pat C said...

Lucky us, we all get a second chance to win and create. I think that my little poodle would like to be immortalized in fabric - why not, his picture was in our newspaper last week so he thinks hes hot stuff now!

RustyBird said...

Pinkie is great!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute and more cute! Thanks for post and giveaway! Joyce

Anonymous said...

Pinkie is sooooo cute! My cat, Cricket, would love to be the star of a quilt. I hope you pick me!
Cheryl

Sewgirl said...

I am a scrapaholic and would LOVE to have your scraps!! I know that many fun quilts and quiltlets can be created from your leftovers, and I would love to have a chance to try!!!

Kristin said...

Getting to play with hand dyed pre-fused fabrics sounds like a great day to me....

Judys Fabrications said...

Gosh, there's lots of us who would LOVE a bag of fused fabrics! What a fabulous creation Ellen made.I'm a bit partial to cats, and regularly donate fabric cats to my local Thrift Shop.I could imagine some fabulous ones done with all those vibrant colours!

Beth said...

Fun, fun, fun! I would love your scraps!

Anonymous said...

Love your scraps!! Love your designs!!
Diane P

paige said...

My Mom did Pinkie! It's so super cute! Way to go Mom! xoxo

Suze said...

I have a friend that tells me that I save every scrap, so bring it on and I'll see what jumps out at me - see if I can be creative!