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Monday, March 28, 2016

DWM: finally, some finishes + NYB (still)

The flu, or whatever it is, stuck around all week. I was able to run errands but I skipped P.E.O. on Monday evening and the library system board on Friday morning. Both meetings required more driving than I was up to. I went to the Maundy Thursday service (soup/bread supper followed by communion) though my husband felt too rotten to go.

Rather than coffee hour after Easter service we had a light breakfast before. My contribution was a bundt cake that included mashed bananas (which I had in the freezer).   Easter dinner was roast lamb, asparagus, and rice pilaf, with the banana bundt cake for dessert.  [My bundt pan is avocado green, which gives you an idea of how long I've had it.]

I managed to get to the third week of March without writing anything in the "fabric used" column of my running tally. In contrast the "fabric acquired" column is lengthy. I was determined to get something done!

I picked up Scrappy Pinwheels from Barb. She's a guild member with a new long-arm business. Her Gammill is set up on her sunporch that overlooks one of the many small lakes in this area.  She did a splendid job on the quilt -- you can see the detail in the second photo.

Scrappy Pinwheels is the AAUW spring raffle quilt.

I picked up that one and took two other flimsies to Barb.  On the way home I stopped at Quilt Play  and, yes, I bought fabric.








I can boast of almost-three finishes this week!

Here's a corner of Dancing Nines. The quilting turned out pretty well!

I used leftover units from Scrappy Pinwheels on the back.








The second finish and the almost-finish are two HeartStrings flimsies made by guild members for our 2016 charity project. I said that I would quilt five of the guild's HS tops.  #3 is all done. #4 is quilted but not bound.  Here's a picture of the pieced backs.








And, FINALLY -- New York Beauty.  I sewed blocks together. I took them apart. I rearranged and rearranged again.  I asked for advice about the borders. More people said, "Orange inner, dark outer." That required another fabric purchase.  (Such a hardship.)

I plan to get NYB assembled this week. For sure.

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5 comments:

  1. Hi, Nann, I especially like your scrappy pinwheels, as I am working on scrap/stash busting, and hopefully I will have a photo of that project next week. Love your NYB...it's on my "list"...

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  2. New York Beauty is looking great, I like your border choices. Scrappy Pinwheels turned out beautifully too. Hope you manage to finish a few more before the month ends.

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  3. It is great to see those scrap quilts getting finished. Soon you will be ready to get the NYB quilted. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  4. Amazing that you made it to the 3rd week of March with no finish. Glad to see you are moving forward on using up that stash. I really like the light/dark border for the NYB. Can't wait to see the finished product. Just curious -- how big are the half square triangles in the Scrappy Pinwheel quilt? I have a multitude of little ones and this might be a great way to use them up. Or at least make a dent.

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  5. Love your 'scrappy pinwheels' quilt! And your comments about your NYB blocks... "sewed them together, took them apart"... made me smile! We've all been there!

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