That was one of the accomplishments this four-day weekend. Another was raking the back yard in the brisk temps and beautiful sunshine yesterday.
The third was finally compiling essays for the "Perspectives" column for the November/December issue of Public Libraries. Just two weeks late. (Sigh.) The topic is "life after the front lines," about what librarians do when they're no longer directing or managing library departments. Of the three contributors, one is consulting, another is an artist, and the third is on assignment in Brazil for the U.S. State Department.
The fourth accomplishment was quilting and binding two flimsies!
"Plaid Spinner" dates back to 2007. I made the spinner blocks and swapped them in setting exchange -- that is, I sent these off and in turn I got someone else's blocks to set. I can't remember who created this clever framed setting, but it certainly made the spinners more interesting. The finished quilt is approx. 64 x 64 and will be a raffle prize at the community spelling bee November 8.
I pieced the back and used up fabric that's been in my stash for about as long as Plaid Spinner has been a flimsy.
Rick Rack Batik was created just last month. I quilted straight lines in the 9 patches, continuous curves in the squares, and "almost feathers" in the border.
What's next? I have another old flimsy basted and ready to quilt!
See what other quiltmakers have accomplished at Judy's Patchwork Times.
P.S. I did buy fabric....but just 6 yards, and more than 50% off.