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Sunday, March 1, 2015

DWM: February summary and something new

On Saturday we went to the Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden. I received a membership as a retirement gift and I'm sorry to report that we haven't made very good use of it. The orchids are especially beautiful in contrast to the snowy landscape outside the greenhouses.









I was one of the winners of the January Block Lotto   I chose to keep the nine blocks that I made and I received the others from other block-makers.  The double nine-patch block had already inspired a flimsy (photo here) and I didn't feel like making alternate blocks again. When I put the black/white blocks on the design wall I thought of a woven coverlet.   I think the white-on-black print has just the right density for the border. The flimsy is 69 x 78. The setting used 1-3/4 yards.

I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times for the monthly stash update.
* Fabric used, February: 21-3/4 yards
* Total fabric used since January 1:  58-3/8 yards
* Fabric acquired, Febrary: 6-1/4 bought; 3/4 swapped = 7 yards total
* Fabric acquired since November 1:  7 yards total
The HeartStrings blocks I pieced this month have been assembled. The flimsy is basted and is the next thing to go under the needle.

And on Monday I will link up to Judy's Design Wall Monday  and to Beth's Monday Making .

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love, love, love the border with the blocks. It does look like a woven coverlet! The background fabric forming the inner rectangle is wonderful!

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  2. The shading on the quilt is wonderful. The total combination is fabulous. Congratulations!

    Helen

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  3. the flowers give us hope that Spring will indeed arrive sooner or later!! They are so pretty. Love the quilt and the border is just perfect for it.

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  4. The quilt does look like a woven coverlet. great choice for the border fabric.

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  5. I love the way your quilt turned out. Your setting is genius, and the border fabric is perfection!

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  6. Wow! That was fast! You put those lotto blocks to excellent use. Love that border you added too. I think I sent you three blocks...don't remember which they were. It's fun to see what happens to them.

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  7. Your quilt is stunning. Great visual and shading. Your numbers are great too.

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  8. oh so very nice to see flowers and foliage....lovely quilt too nann!

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  9. Lovely quilt. Great choice on the border fabrics.

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  10. Oops, missed this last week! The orchids are so lovely. Perhaps they can be inspiration for a future quilt! I like the subtle design in this quilt.

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  11. You did a great job setting those blocks. I would never have thought about that border fabric and yet...it is PERFECT. Good job.

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