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Monday, December 24, 2012

DWM: the day before Christmas edition

Here's what I accomplished during my first week of vacation.
*  36 Churn Dash blocks in 19th century reproduction fabrics for a BlockSwappers' exchange. I've sent them off to Victoria though they aren't due until February 15.

*  65 Care Bags.  You can read more about this nonprofit project here.  In one of their newsletters they said they distributed an average of 100 bags a month, so I decided I'd contribute 100 bags a year. I did that for three years and then I got off track.  This week I pulled out the box with what I'd made in 2010:  35 bags.  I pulled out a tub of "miscellaneous" fabric (not quilting, not fashion) and began cutting and sewing.  I mailed two big boxes, with 100 bags, on Saturday.
For the 2013 batch of Care Bags!
-- Care Bags notes:  they can be made with handles or drawstrings. Drawstrings bags are quicker! I use clothesline for the drawstrings (.50 for a 20-yard hank at Big Lots, sufficient for 5 bags).  Home dec or corduroy are about the right weight -- if I use quilting cotton I add lining.  I try to have a fair number of Care Bags that will appeal to boys (=no flowers, hearts, etc.).

*  Easy Street, Step 5.  These were easy indeed!  I still can't figure out how all the units will fit together.

*  A few more 5" batik Puss-in-the-Corner blocks.  I'm still not sure where this project is going. 

You can see what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times  and Bonnie's Quiltville.





8 comments:

  1. You have accomplished a lot...you're like an elf at Santa's quilting workshop!

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  2. Looks like you have been making good use of your Christmas vacation. And I do know about getting behind on the giving sewing. I will be playing catch-up this year.

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  3. My goodness - you have been busy! Your Puss-in-the-Corner blocks caught my eye right away - love those colors!

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  4. I would love to make some drawstring bags for Care Bags. Do you mind sharing the directions for the bags that you make?

    Your quilting projects are progressing nicely.

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  5. Dear me, Nann, you are a veritable whirlwind! I don't have my Churn Dashes finished yet, and I'm the hostess, LOL!

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  6. Busy week for you! I like that quilt on the bottom. I always like designs that make a line, but the colors in yours makes it extra specially nice.

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  7. Wow, you got so much done! I love the batik quilt top.

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  8. You have been a very busy little bee. Love the Puss in the corner blocks. I love making scrappy blocks like this that look so good when it all gets put together. Nice going.

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