Scraping, The Colour Drain, & A Winner!

Has this been a week, or what!? Are you feelin’ me? Like, how about yesterday when the whole quilt blogging community rose up to squash a scraping website? First, thank you to the Bitchy Stitcher for alerting everyone! Sparkly thanks to all of you for your comments on yesterday’s post, your actions against the offending website, and for making our community a kick-ass force to be reckoned with. (Those million moms got nothin’ on us!) We have been triumphant, as that completely lacklustre website has since been pulled down. Now that’s how you werk!
Next, I was so honoured to guest post for Le Challenge, and the unbelievably kind words so many of you had to say about my little story. (Which, as some have asked, was completely true!) I had pulled an inspiration bundle, and then sometime at around 3am–does that happen to you, too?–realised I still had 145 HST units left over from my A Lot of Look quilt. Um, hello, they fit the bill perfectly. No need to holla for a dolla!
This 24″ square is just one small portion of this new quilt idea (thanks for the “lock it in” support on IG), so it will not be done in time for Le Challenge. However, I’ll endeavour to have the design drawn up to share for the Le Challenge linkup. Working title: The Colour Drain.
Oh, and we’ve got an Intrepid Thread $30 Gift Card giveaway winner to announce, don’t we? Thank you for all the “Likes” on my Facebook page! Now I can spread sparkles of glitter to you everywhere! There can only be one winner though… eeeek, and that is: GranChris from AbbeyLaneQuilts! Sparklelations! I’ll be in touch!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday! 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Quilters are awesome. But don’t mess with us.

39 Responses

  1. I love what you have dine here! Solids and one print design – very clever. Being off centre works perfectly too, more for the eye to play with.

  2. lucarloe says:

    I think the effect is fantastic, it is like a piece of modern art that you might find in an art gallery. I like the effect of an optical illusion. I also like the bright and fresh colours.

  3. Our community rocks!! Loving the bright block and am excited to see your design!

  4. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the effect of the whole thing when it's done. Beautiful work…thank goodness for 3 am inspiration. It's done you proud.

  5. Jeneta says:

    Oh I LOVE The Colour Drain! It is spectacular. And so very clever!

  6. Kelly Vetch says:

    I just died over the colors. Just fantastic!

  7. Love this quilt, so bright and happy. Great job taking down the bad guys.

  8. Vera says:

    This is looking good. At first I thought you created spiral.

  9. First things first. . . THAT is some serious YUMMINESS!! The colors, the mix of prints and solids. . . your sparkly brilliance is shining through brightly on this one!!

    The fact that the community was able to pull together and get that site taken DOWN so fast – in frickin credible!! I worked as an IP paralegal for years with specialty in taking these types of sites down – NEVER have I seen one go down so fast!! CONGRATS and AWE thrown to the quilty blogland community!!

  10. A lovely work in progress. Of course, all of your projects are lovely.

  11. The colour drain is gorgeous. My husband noticed what I was reading and even he liked it! Now that's something! Thanks for your help defeating the bad guys! Go Sparkles Go!

  12. Gorgeous! Love that you have a spectacular start to another quilt from ahh, leftovers! LOL! Love your blog, gonna pop over and follow via bloglovin!

  13. Very awesome effect! I love it!

  14. What a gorgeous quilt! The effect is fantastic and I love the colors/fabrics!

  15. Lynn F says:

    The tone on tone is so genius. It makes me want to make one!!

  16. bee says:

    i love this! the oval elements adds a lot of interest to this design – can't wait to see how it turns out.

  17. Michele T says:

    This is stunning!! Thanks for inspiring!! I want to see how you finish it off!

  18. Katy Cameron says:

    Damnit, why don't I have piles of fabulous HSTs just lying around like that?! Oh yes, because of my dislike of making them. That might be it. Damn. Maybe the HST fairy will visit…

  19. Nicole says:

    Dude . . .lurve, lurve, lurve what is going on with this top! Might have to be my new fave. Hurry up and finish! 🙂

  20. Conni says:


  21. I love the explosion of color!

  22. Pat says:

    I'm loving this quilt!!

  23. sko_G knits says:

    i LOVE this design! but for some reason i feel like i have the chicken pox.

  24. love the colours and design!

  25. Tubaville says:

    I love the Colour Drain! Nice work!

  26. You are SO busy! Love this! I am always so impressed with how the HST can create such dramatic movement and effect in a quilt. Colors are sparkly great!

  27. Debbie says:

    This makes me want to get out of my comfort zone. I love the colors and how everything just flows. Very inspirational.

  28. The O's says:

    you and HST leave me speechless. amazeballs with glitter sprinkles on them.

    Congrats to the Intrepid Thread winner too!

  29. Beautiful colours and love the design!

  30. jeifner says:

    I like the spots and add my Sparkelations! (ha! Great word). 1-3 is productive for me but I'm sad I won't be magically finding bunches of HST's all ready for me.

  31. Salley says:


  32. OMG!! Squeals!! LOVE your quilt! And the taking down of the scraping website…AWESOME!

  33. Sooli says:

    Loving that colour pop! If there's one thing I like in a quilt its colour! (Oh and only one more block to go on my rainbow herringbone then I get to stitch it all together! Finally!)

  34. GranChris says:

    Love the colors in this quilt. So excited to win. I will put this to good use. Thank-you very much.

  35. mvink says:

    Oh my gosh I love your quilt!!!

  36. amy says:

    beautiful – so simple, yet so inspiring!!

  37. Pennie says:

    Love this! Such gorgeous bright colours and clever pattern

  38. Sam says:

    I LOVE it!! Looking forward to seeing the quilt. Pleased to know I'm not the only one to have light bulb moments in the middle of the night!

  39. Michele says:

    I love it too and was also very happy to read that the swift action of so many squashed the site quickly.

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