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Monday, May 13, 2013

DWM: two finishes, more stash, and a meetup

Two finishes!
 Pinwheel Ninepatch  was pieced in 2011. It is now finished! It's 74 x 86 which is about as big as I can handle on my DSM.
 Quilting detail.  Loopy stars in the 9-patches, "almost feathers" in the border, serpentine in the sashes.
The paisley backing fabric is a thrift-shop cotton sheet. (The daisy print was another thrift-shop purchase -- I think it had been used for curtains.)

This wallhanging was the last flimsy I made in 2011. (The cake stand blocks were made with leftovers from the Orca Bay mystery.)   The quilting is more loopy flowers and almost-feathers, with zig-zag in the sashes.     

This brings my count to 15 finishes in 2013!



Batiks

Stash builders

Earlier in the week Judy emailed the Magpies proposing a northern Illinois meetup at Pieceful Heart, a quilt shop in Lisle that is closing.   I picked up Julie on Saturday morning and we drove down (65 miles).  Judy, Cheryl, and daughter/granddaughter Chrissie joined us at the shop.   The place was mobbed!  It was filled with a tremendous variety of prints, from 30's to Kaffe to Civil War repros to "regular" prints.  The sale was just beginning so prices were  20% off. I indulged, as you can see.   We went out to lunch after our retail therapy.  What a great get-together!  
"We must do this more often!"




 I am itching to start a new project but I don't know what I want to try.  Instead I pulled out another flimsy, pieced the back, basted it, and began quilting it last evening.

See what other quiltmakers are doing on Design Wall Monday  at Judy's Patchwork Times.



4 comments:

  1. Yikes! Another quilt shopping going out of business. Bummer. Good for you for getting your flimsy's quilted. You seem to get so much done and I know you work full time. And, you probably read a lot too! Between computers and books, I some times don't get much quilting done! Great work this week.

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  2. Two great finishes. You have accomplished much with 14 done.

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  3. Love the little baskets. The green really looks fabulous with it.

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  4. I LOVE that basket quilt and that green fabric you used!

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