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Monday, March 21, 2016

DWM: crocuses and NYB

I came down with the flu last week, even though I got a flu shot last fall.  I assume I picked up the bug on the flight back from Dallas since none of the other Magpies reported getting sick.  I was able to get out to vote on Tuesday and to pick up the monthly Top Box assortment on Wednesday.  I picked up my sewing machine, which I'd taken in for an overdue cleaning, and I bought fabric for my current project (read on!).  But I begged off other obligations so as not to overextend or infect anyone else, though I kindly shared the malady with my husband.
Here are my nine entries for the March Block Lotto. These 6" flowers are called violets, but I think they could be crocuses.

The crocuses are blooming in our garden right now.













Mid-week I thought I was ready to assemble the New York Beauty blocks for "Stars in Her Crown."

When I looked at them on the design wall they seemed fine. When I thought about them, my mind's eye saw the darkest fabrics.

I took some blocks apart. I bought quarter-yards of lights: turquoise, yellow-green, gray (Hobby Lobby and Joann's). I made more arcs.  Here's the design wall this morning.

 The cutting table was a lot more cluttered earlier in the day.











There's always a leaders-and-enders project. These D/L/D and L/D/L 9-patches are made from 1.5" postage stamps.

I'm linking up with
 Scrap Happy Saturday
 Oh, Scrap!
 Monday Making
 Design Wall Monday




10 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear that you were down with the flu. At least you weren't sick during your trip. The New York Beauties seem to be still evolving and I have every confidence that you'll soon produce yet another great design!

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  2. Such pretty projects! The NY Beauty blocks are just gorgeous!

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  3. You saw what I was seeing in the NYB blocks. Sorry you felt like you needed to make more, though. But I think you will be happier with your new blocks thrown in. Get well soon.

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  4. Love those New York Beauty blocks! I've always wanted to make one. It's definitely on my list.

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  5. Feel better! You got a lot done. I have made the violet block in Christmas colors-a very versatile block. But I am not brave enough to attempt a whole quilt with curved pieces! Cheers! Evelyn

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  6. Sorry you got the flu. But you seemed to get a lot done despite not feeling up to snuff. The New York Beauty blocks are gorgeous. I'm looking forward to see how you finish it.

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  7. I hope you get to feeling better soon. I love those pretty flower blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  8. nann hope you are better soon...i have been sick2+ weeks and my mom was lucky only 4-5 days....the chest congestion is just about cleared now...a real beast! love your NYB blocks,either set looks gorgeous to me but the 2nd is more homogenous...waiting on spring in lobsterville!

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  9. Those stars in her crown blocks are amazing - I like what you did, and I like how you added - Oh boy..... its beautiful!

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  10. Commiserations on having caught flu. There seems to be so much illness around worldwide. My husband and I came home from three months in New Zealand with a horrid heavy cold, cough etc but lots of our English friends and neighbours appeared to have had the same thing. Other neighbours who had been in Spain for a month also came home with flu. Love your flower blocks, so pretty. Also love your NY Beauty blocks.

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