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Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

That winner, winner, chicken dinner thing... never get tired of saying it. You, however, might be tired of hearing it from me because I am pretty sure that is the title of any post I have ever done with a giveaway winner in it. LOL!! Well, at least I am consistent.

Anyhow.... thanks for your patience. At our house, it is still Tuesday at the moment. So technically I am still okay to post even though I know that for many of you, it will be Wednesday before you get a chance to check back, so sorry for the delay. A couple of deadlines hit the studio today and the post had to take a back seat.


Thanks for playing everyone and remember that we still have more winners in the days to come so check back tomorrow and the next day and the next!!

On 9/16 at 7:50 pm Jacque said, "Enjoyed reading the bucket list and the little known facts! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us! My fav color is the blue in your line...I love how you mix it up with the colors in the blue print! Thanks for the chance to win!"

Jacque, give us a "ring" and we'll get your goodie bag out to you!


... Chips & Whetstones


For the many of you who have emailed or commented on the vintage quilt I showed, I am with you on the space feeling theme of the pattern! It is apparently not a rocket related pattern at all nor a nuclear bomb shelter symbol either! Instead it is a variation on a pattern called CHIPS & WHETSTONES but I haven't been able to discover the origin of the name.

The quilt that I found was most likely made in the late 1800's due to the fabrics but I can't swear to it since I haven't had it officially looked at by anyone with enough credentials to tell me for sure!  

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Here is another vintage lovely from the same flea market day. It was obviously an amazing day for quilts!


... look at all those wonderful colors!


... it sure is a lot of half square triangles but still a beauty I think I might recreate sometime soon!




 We have a new cream bundle [Cream Bundle #6] available. These have been super popular around here so check it out while they're still here.


Talk to you tomorrow. Although it might be late at night again. That's just the way we roll around here in September.






another gorgeous vintage - lucky you - and I for one love winner winner chicken dinner - it makes me smile every time I see it :)

Now the star quilt pretty fabulous. Congrats on that find. Don't you just love that kind of day?

Beautiful quilts you have rescued. Congratulations to the winner! Wonderful giveaway!

Happy Stitching,

That star quilt blows me away!! The design is so simple and so intricate at the same time.

The quilt itself looks very thin, like it only has a backing and no filler. What does it feel like? (Or are vintage quilts thinner due to age?)

The star quilt is beautiful. I have to say I like it better than the other one, which still somehow looks to me like bombs pointed at the earth! (Vivid imagination).

I absolutely love the idea that dainty, C19th ladies were inadvertently sewing rockets and nuclear shelter symbols onto their quilts!! Congrats on the 2000+ comments BTW: feeling the love?!! x

Oh My Stars!! What a beautiful find. Thank you for sharing and giving inspiration for another quilt project.Contrats to Jacque (you lucky ducky).

Congratulations to Jacque! I for one, love the "winner, winner, chicken dinner" slogan! :o) And more than that, I LOVE that star quilt you's absolutely gorgeous! Lucky you!!!



Feeling pretty jealous of Jacque right now!! ;-) Love it when vintage quilts find a home with someone who quilts! I rescued an orange & green 1930's quilt top from a junk store & quilted it. The piecing isn't perfect in it, but that just gives it more character. I often daydream about the person who might have pieced it. It's one of my favorite things.

I was seeing maybe tulips on that beautiful quilt but it could have been made by a group of little lady quilters who were way ahead of their time. It could happen (-;
Anyway your new bundle of the pretty creams is so nice. I can see it in soo many things.

Just the quilting in that ones is phenomenal..All the c color variations making a kaleidoscope.. Congrats to the winner..Lucky girl

That new find makes me want to crawl under the quilt, it is so simple yet so very pretty. I love the chicken towels, have to get some as grandkids just acquire chickens and made a chicken coop. We also use to say "chiken chiken what is for dinner". I love thinking back!!

Love the star quilt.

the creams are great too--always on the lookout for a good neutral

Oh. My. Goodness. I am absolutely in shock! Thank you, thank you! Eeeek! I am on a very strict fabric diet, so this will be my next quilt!!! Oh, I'm so excited! Thanks so very much!!

I absolutely love the little triangle quilt with all of the pretty colors and the white. I would love to make a quilt like it! Thanks for sharing!!

Ohhh, the other vintage quilt is so pretty. I'd love to see a pic of the whole quilt.
You lucky girl, Jacque! Congratulations.

Lucky you - those were beautiful quilt finds. Thanks for sharing.

And Jacque - you lucky duck.

Jacque you are one lucky chick! LOL Love the new find those must be some kinda flea markets you have ...

Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Jacque submitted a comment on Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

Congratulations Jacque! Cant wait to see what you do with it!


wow the star quilt is stunning. how big are the half square triangle blocks? they look to be only an inch or so. Star quilts will always have a place in my heart. and yes if is chicken dinner and a winner it has got to be good, so you can just keep saying it:) Love your sweet cream bundles.

Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Shannon Young submitted a comment on Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

Would love to see pics of your flea market find!


Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Anne Mcclenaghan submitted a comment on Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!


I love the idea of the little ladies being ahead of their time! Youre right, it could happen!

Happy stitching,


Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] janita submitted a comment on Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

The half square triangles are 1 or so so that would make the whole star 16. I love it!


Congratulations to Jacque! I love that star quilt~ all the hand quilting~ wow!!

Those quilts are beautiful, where do you keep finding these ?? No worries Im on the East Coast LOL !

Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Izzy submitted a comment on Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

I go to our monthly flea market here, Alameda Point Flea Market, but there are NEVER this many goodies at once. This last Sunday was amazing by way of quilts. And I missed out on my favorite one to a customer right in front of me. Can still picture that one too! The one that got away always haunts me!

Thanks for following along,


Oh my gosh. I really LOVE this quilt. Love the star and all the white with the colors. So pretty.

Wow, this is the first blog I have ever been followed! I look forward to keeping up with you often. That star quilt is awesome, it would look great in Fig Tree fabrics. Hope you develop a similar pattern :-).

Congratulations Jacque!

That star quilt is incredible!!! I don't know what flea markets you frequent but I am incredibly jealous! I never find anything that fabulous at ours! Is there any chance we can convince you to give us a shot of it in full?

I have one that my great grandmother quilted (I suspect) in the 1930's.. it's got the traditional 30's colors in a sunbonnet sue pattern. Everyone in the family wanted it but she sent it home to me. A few years later I learned to quilt and we lost Great MaMa but I still like to imagine what she must've been thinking about when making it.

I never talked much about quilting with her but I learned this year that my Great Grandpa quilted with her!! :) I don't know if he had anything to do with the quilt I've got but I know he slept under it, and since I never got to meet him, that means a lot :) 3 generations later and she's still keeping us warm and loved.

I love those antique quilts, that is one of my collection goals. I have several from my mom and grandma and treasure them.

Congratulations Jacque!

What a beautiful vintage quilt you found! It looks so fresh!

The cream bundle set is lovely!

Hi, what fabulous finds. I have one from my mom (grandmother's flower garden done all by hand) and a couple of quilt tops that I bought at an estate sale. Need to have time to go over them with a fine tooth comb before I finish them, don't want to find loose stitches after I have put them together. Thanks for the great pictures. The quilts look like they are in very good condition.

Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Nina submitted a comment on Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

Oh my goodness, I love your quilt story. Stories like that are just absolutely the best and the reason we all quilt, I think.

Thanks so much for sharing with us,


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