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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Design Wall Monday: piece in haste....


 The Zion-Benton Leadership Academy is an initiative to equip individuals with skills they can use as active, contributing members in community agencies and organizations.  I was the co-chair of the program which had its inaugural class this fall.  The 12 participants met for four three-hour sessions, every other Saturday. Each was matched with a mentor who is a community leader who provided coaching and encouragement.   The graduation was Saturday -- a beautiful sunny morning at the Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club.  The photo shows all of the participants and the five ZBLA committee members.  The participants are eager to put their skills and new connections into practice!   

The library's 8th annual craft fair was also on Saturday.  My shift at the library staff table was 3-4 p.m., the closing hour of the show.  I sold two quilts at $60 each.  (I spent $47 at other crafters' booths, so I came out ahead.)

Sunday afternoon DH and I went to see the new movie Lincoln.  It was excellent. 
 As for this week's quilting: 

Henrietta left a comment on my DWM post last week. I looked up her blog and found this quilt in progress.  She in turn posted a link to a pattern for that design by Cheryl Malkowski for Timeless Treasures:  here    It was just right for a raffle quilt for the AAUW holiday luncheon next month.  I pulled out reds, greens, and cream-on-cream.  Cheryl's instructions made cutting the "chisel" pieces easy.  I used two Christmas prints for a pieced back.  I free-motioned in a medium-sized meander.  The binding was easy, and I was done!    [Stash used:  6-3/8 yards.]

Then I took the photo.  And looked.  And found that two of the chisels are pieced the wrong way.  Drat.  I will still take it to the AAUW party and hope that no one will notice the mispiecing.

I made the pattern according to the directions, with 4 reds and 4 greens cut into 3.5" strips. If I made it again I would use at least 6 of each color and I'd cut the strips smaller. That would make smaller blocks, of course. 

Take a look at what other quiltmakers are working on this week at Judy's Patchwork Times.

13 comments:

  1. Oooh - I'm usually not crazy about read and green together - but I love this quilt in the colors you made it in - very graphic and pretty! I would never have noticed the 'mistake' if you hadn't pointed it out, so I'm sure it's fine.

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  2. I also didn't notice the mistake until you pointed it out. Call it a design decision!

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  3. Two or three? I doubt I'd have noticed if you hadn't said and I'd gone looking for them. Lovely strong colours in that top Nann.

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  4. Thanks for linking to the pattern for the poinsettia. I really like this and *easy* is always good.

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  5. Gorgeous! Red and green is my favorite classic color combo. I would not have noticed anything amiss without your mentioning it, but can't see any error even with your mentioning it!

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  6. Great quilt. And, wow, it sure looks easy! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  7. Such a bright colorful quilt! I like that pattern a lot.

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  8. I really like this quilt. You did a great job. The colors are very pretty.

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  9. That was a quick project! Good for you. What mistake. Their eyes will be closed when they are using it, right?

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  10. Love it. Yet another great quilt. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  11. Terrific quilt and uniquely yours.

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  12. Henrietta had a few blocks like that too. Creative license!

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