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Sunday, September 29, 2013

DWM: another idea for the apples, and third quarter review

I appreciate last week's suggestions for the apple blocks setting. I think the brown blocks were too intense for the light backgrounds of the apples.  I made these Prairie Queen blocks a couple of years ago.  The colors are much better, but the 9" blocks will be awkward to fit around the 5"x 8" apples.  I like the idea of a complex border, but I'll have to cogitate about this design some more.

While the apples continue to ripen I quilted, bound, and labeled  Joyful Noise.  This will be raffled at the AAUW Waukegan Branch holiday party.  I want to sell tickets at the  AAUW-IL fall conference at the end of October, hence my desire to get it done now.  This is finish #29.

My studio looks much better this week than last. Specifically, the floor looks better. We had the carpets cleaned, upstairs (main floor) and down (studio). I would much rather have vinyl flooring on that basement floor, but the carpet was recently-installed when we bought the house.  Now the logistics of moving everything out to rip up the glued-to-concrete Berber are painful just to contemplate. The cleaning is a great improvement.

I'm pleased to report that I did not buy any fabric in September! 
My quarterly report:  Aug-Sept, fabric in: 71-1/4 yards ($151), fabric used: 56-3/8 yards.
Total for the year:  fabric in: 328-7/8 yards ($911 or $2.76/yd), fabric used: 176-1/8 yards.
29 finishes, of which 13 are pre-2013 and 16 were begun in 2013. There are 9 flimsies in the box.

See how other quiltmakers have wrapped up the third quarter at Judy's Patchwork Times. 

10 comments:

  1. A plain inner border in green (?) to increase the size of the apple section to fit the outer border?

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  2. I really like the pieced block looks nice together

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  3. Nice quilt to make for Apple picking season!

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  4. The Prairie Queen blocks look really nice with the apple blocks. Hopefully you can figure out a coping border around the apple blocks to make it all fit!

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  5. Beautiful quilt! you just need some sashing between the blocks to get it to the right size for your border blocks and a spacer border between. Great quilt for fall!!

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  6. Keep thinking od different ways to finish this one. Take photos and move stuff around until you are happy with it. 29 FINISHES! and only 9 Flimsies left to finish, WOW! That is a great report.

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  7. Nice looking combo and thank you for mentioning the block's name, Prairie Queen, because I hadn't known that one.

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  8. Great stuff. I'm bookmarking your blog so I can find it easily next time! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  9. Re your quarterly report on fabric in/out, it's a sad state of affairs that NOT buying fabric is to be celebrated! Remember back when each fabric purchase brought you a rush of joy and pure pleasure?!?!

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