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Monday, January 4, 2016

DWM: first finish




First finish for 2016!  This is Safari Strings. I pieced it in April, the month that I was "quilting in exile" while the basement floor was being replaced.  I bought the tiger-stripe backing fabric last month on the clearance table at Hobby Lobby ($3/yard). I didn't need to make an insert strip but that seems to be my practice lately, and I like the effect.

This is the flimsy (photo taken in April).

I got an email message to the "info @ nlcqg.org" (quilt guild mailbox) from a woman who offered quilt fabric and supplies. They belonged to her mother, who is now in hospice.  I went to Lake Bluff (about 15 miles away) to get them:  three big boxes with books and supplies, four black garbage bags with fabric, a nice floor stand hoop (Grace, maybe). Guess what?  I am taking it ALL to a fellow guild member to take it ALL to Wednesday's guild meeting.  I looked at the books and supplies (nothing I need) and I am NOT even taking a peek into any of the fabric bags.


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I leave early Wednesday morning for the  ALA Midwinter Meeting .  I've built in time before and after for touring/visiting.

But, it's Monday: time to link up with
Oh Scrap!
Design Wall Monday
 Monday Making



8 comments:

  1. Mann -- that quilt looks fabulous. Aren't you the strong one not to look at the quilting supplies. I'm trying to unload supplies from a similar gift to my guild. Hopefully this month I can take a bunch to share with the gals.

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  2. Congrats on a 1st finish! The insert looks great. I would find it hard to resist a peek in the scrap bags. Good to share with your guild.

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  3. Perfect back, perfect price. And such willpower! Congrats on your first finish.

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  4. Great looking finish and I really like the addition to the backing, too! And you're not even peeking into the bags of fabrics? Oh, my!

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  5. Beautiful finish! I think I would choose not to look in the bags too. I am already swimming in scraps! Thanks for sharing your quilt with Oh Scrap!

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  6. How fun to share the quilt supplies at your next meeting! Your Safari Strings is very fun and I like the movement created by the design in the fabric. Inset strips always add a bit of fun :o) Hope you have a great time at your conference! I just attended a technology in education conference in December - always one of the highlights of my year!

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  7. you didn't even peek? now that's will power...

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