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Sunday, April 8, 2012

DWM: two finishes, one flimsy, and Easter

Happy Easter!  The men of the church provided Easter breakfast.  DH co-celebrated at morning worship.  At home we had lamb, asparagus, wild rice pilaf, and cheesecake.  (The pilaf was a departure from the new potatoes we usually have.) This bouquet from our garden graced our table today. (Note the dicentra -- bleeding heart -- about two weeks earlier than usual due to the warm weather.)




Finish #1:  Four years ago I made 366 Heartstrings blocks
-- that's one a day in a Leap Year. 
It's one thing to make all those blocks. It's another to make them into quilts -- seven 48-block and one 30-block.  I thought I'd finished them all but at the bottom of the box of flimsies were two more 48-blockers. Here is one of the two, quilted and bound. 



Finish #2:  I used up a stack of 2.5" red and pink squares when I made this flimsy a year ago. It's 60 x 60.  I quilted loopy flowers in the 16-patches, an undulating line in the sashes, and a vine in the border.







The new flimsy:   Bonnie Hunter calls this block "Grandpa's Star" in her "Addicted to Scraps" feature in the March/April issue of Quiltmaker.    I wrote last week that I'd make blocks until I ran out of red sashing fabric.  I had enough for 25 blocks.  Bonnie's block has 1.5" half-square triangles. Mine are 2.5", with 1.5" sashes and cornerstones.  I contemplated making a pieced border but I found a red print (it has little yellow ovals) in my stash and there was just enough to cut 6" borders.  Total stash busted: 4-7/8 yds.

See what other quiltmakers are working on this Design Wall Monday at Judy's Patchwork Times

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful array of quilts, Nann! The blue strings are very attractive and you can always feel smug about using up all those strings. The pink and red is very pretty too, and just begs to become somebody's Valentine. Grandpa's block is great fun and whimsical. You are so productive!

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  2. Wow, that's a whole lot of finishes!! Just gorgeous. I LOVE the strings. 366 in one year, goodness that is awesome!!

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  3. Oooo...I love your string quilt. Great colors!

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  4. Nann, your string quilt is wonderful! And I love your Easter bouquet, too. All our daffodils played out several weeks ago ... you must be further north! :)

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  5. Wonderful accomplishments this week. Do you really work full time??? I may have to relook at the Bhunter block in last month's issue. I have lots of little half triangle blocks I could put to use.... great idea.

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  6. Gorgeous flowers and gorgeous quilts. Maybe you could use your last string blocks for borders. I saw that recently somewhere and was really impressed. I am also impressed that you made a whopping 366 blocks.

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  7. Nice variety of quilts to share. Love the string blocks - they are always great.

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  8. Grampa's Star is just beautiful! It looks very vintage and I love it!

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  9. You have been so busy. And they are all just great.

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  10. Great set of quilts. How do you have time to do so many projects?

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  11. Gorgeous String Quilt. Golly I love strings!
    Your flowers are beautiufl. You must have a lovely garden.

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