Sunday, September 27, 2015
DWM: discards, acquisitions, and a new project
On the other end of celestial viewing, here's sunrise on the beach, Friday morning, a day and half after the equinox.
Though the weather has been delightfully warm -- late summer, not fall -- I put the summeriest of my summer clothing and shoes in the downstairs storage closet and brought up most of the fall/winter clothes and shoes. I sorted, too, and ended up with a box and a bag that I took to Goodwill. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, says Newton, and here are thrift shop bargains this month: two all-cotton sheets (one king, one twin) that will be great quilt backs ($7 for both) and six never-used napkins in French Provencal cotton, 18"x18". I don't often buy shirts but Goodwill had a coupon. The red one is size 4x -- a lot of fabric! I thought I could use the plaid in my design wall project but in the end I didn't.
Here is my new project. The pattern is by Gerri Robinson and was published in the December, 2012, issue of McCall's. So far all of the fabric is from my stash but I may need to buy fabric for the borders. It's taken some maneuvering to stitch the single-leaf appliques. The top had to be assembled before sewing them. This will be the AAUW holiday raffle quilt. I need to get it to the flimsy stage by October 10 so I can sell tickets at the AAUW fall conference.
A box with LOTS of quilty inspiration arrived this week. I bought these at C&T's online warehouse sale. They offered free shipping for orders over $100. I selected 23 books for $101. Five came in this shipment and the rest are backordered. That's probably just as well or I'd have sensory overload.
I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at Judy's Patchwork Times and Beth's Love Laugh Quilt