Moral conundrum of the week: if I order and pay for fabric before Ash Wednesday, but it arrives the day after, does that violate my plan to give up buying fabric for Lent? That's what happened with this lovely group of batik FQs that I bought from Kathy-in-Ozarks, who is de-stashing. She also makes soap and sent this pretty scented bar along with the fabric. (Her Etsy shop is here ).
Lulu's Baskets . Hooray! I had one extra basket block which was just right for the label.
I assembled the blocks for Chevron Strings. It's still decorating the design wall. I'm not in a hurry to quilt it.
Back in January I basted Hourglass Nine Patch. I got tired of seeing the quilt sandwich on top of the bookcase so I started to quilt it on Saturday.....and finished it on Sunday! Once I get going it's hard to stop!
On to the next projects. My colleagues on the AAUW-Illinois board decided to give the outgoing president books as our thank-you gift for her leadership this biennium. (Once she's left office she will have time to read!) Each board member is selecting a book. I volunteered to make a tote bag. Here is the beginning. AAUW colors are blue, green, and white. The wings of the flying geese are the lightest batik I have, but I think it's too creamy....I may remake the geese with white-on-white (non-batik).
Here are the first two blocks for granddaughter Alyssa's graduation quilt. She likes animal prints and I have acquired quite an assortment. These are 12". I plan to make 6" and 9" blocks, too.
Judy's Patchwork Times .
P.S. These are the cutaway triangles from the flying geese, trimmed to 1.5". Aren't these little blocks cute?