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Sunday, July 7, 2013

DWM: mid-year report, a finish, and a flimsy

April-June acquired:  189-5/8 yards.  Cost: $530.24.  Avg./yd. = $2.79
April-June used:  56-7/8
Finished quilts, January-June:  20, plus two quilted by others = 22.
Flimsies in the box:  9.

Well, now that the confession is out of the way.....

Wendy finished quilting Orca Bay -- I picked it up June 26 (the day before I left for ALA).  I bound it this past weekend. Labeled it, too!  I will donate it, probably for the AAUW 2014 convention.

Here is a closeup of the quilting.


The Heartstrings discussion group had a question about storing strings/strips.  I have three pop-up hampers under my cutting table for 1.5, 2, and 2.5-inch strings. As I generate the scraps, I cut them up.   The photo on the right shows the plastic shoeboxes where I toss scrap squares of various sizes. (There's also a largish bin on the left with 1.5" strips that are less than about 7" long.) 

Here is Good Cheer! as a flimsy.  I found the ideal backing fabric in my stash. I bought it at Hobby Lobby more than ten years ago on final clearance -- .88/yd. (I remember the price because it was SUCH a good deal, and I bought what was on the bolt.) 

I have GC! basted and hope to start quilting this week. 
Bargain backing
See what other quiltmakers are up to this week at Judy's Patchwork Times.



4 comments:

  1. love the good cheer quilt....and the pop up hampers are a great idea alas i've no room for them. be sure and show that orca bay all done...

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  2. Wow! You acquired 189 YARDS in 3 months. I know you didn't hit the quilt shops. On the other hand you've finished 22 quilts in 6 months. Wowzer! And, I know you work. Hum, I need to use you as an example and get to finishing some quilts! Congratulations on your finishes and winnowing down the flimsies.

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  3. Lucky you with all that new fabric to play with. Good Cheer is great. I love how scrappy it is.

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  4. Good Cheer looks great and I love the backing.

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