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Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekly update: batik blocks

On Tuesday evening I went to Grayslake North H.S. to present a scholarship to a graduating senior. AAUW (Waukegan Area Branch) awards two $500 scholarships to girls who plan to major in a STEM field.  GNHS is 15 miles and two school districts away from where I live, but I knew two of the other scholarship presenters (one from P.E.O./Lake County Women's Coalition, the other from GFWC) and one of the faculty members (who lives in Zion).












The weather was great for Friday's Rotary Golf Outing.  I helped with set-up on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. The dinner and silent auction were lively.  I contributed Nine-by-Nine Patch, which brought $175, and a certificate for a t-shirt quilt, which brought only $125 (someone will get a good deal).  This was our club's 17th golf outing.  The proceeds, nearly $30,000, support local and international projects, including $12,000 in scholarships for Zion-Benton Township High School.  (In addition to my husband's and my major sponsor status, plus the quilts, I bought raffle tickets. This year I won a gift basket from my beauty salon with a certificate for a mani/pedi and shampoo, conditioner, and other toiletries.)

(Red noses for a good cause: this was a heads/tails elimination game. The last person standing (not me) got $250.)

We left the golf course at sunset.  I had to take a picture to complement sunrise photos that I've shown.





Meanwhile, in the studio:  my chief accomplishment for the week was finishing Baby Bird's I Spy which you can see in the previous post.







I made more batik stars.  I'm contemplating what color to use for sashing. (Without it the four nine-patches at each intersection will be blobs.)

Busy week coming up with two medical procedures (it's that time again), an Every Quilt Tells a Story program for a P.E.O. chapter, my last library system board meeting, and the AAUW fundraiser purse-and-accessory sale.





I'm linking up with
Oh, Scrap!
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday




11 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun with some special people. I like your quilt with the beige of the design wall showing for the sashing - in the photo it looks the same colour as the star points.

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  2. You are busy! Sounds like your efforts are successful in charity and it makes you feel good. Love the batik stars. I think a neutral tan batik would be a great choice.

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  3. Great charity work! Your batik stars just shine...love the design and your fabric colors.

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  4. Your batik stars are really progressing. I wonder what a thin dark plum would look like for the sashing. I bet those colors pop. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  5. can not go wrong with batiks at all...another beauty nann!

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  6. The Batik Stars are gorgeous! Hope you get some time for stitching in this week.

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  7. What is the block name for your Batik Stars? They're wonderful!

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  8. A busy week for you. You certainly give back to your community. That was a lovely 9 patch quilt -- the grey was so nice as a sashing. Your stars are wonderful. I just sashed my batik rails with black. If I had some really dark navy blue that would have been my first choice. I generally audition sashing and sometimes borders after the center blocks have been made. It is amazing how the right fabric will tell you it's suppose to be part of a quilt. Of course, if you don't own the right fabric....

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  9. Good luck with the "procedures", mine was in April, so I can commiserate. Beautiful blocks!

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  10. Those stars are amazing! I can definitely see why you want to add sashing - it will allow those stars to shine. :) Thanks for linking to Main Crush Monday!

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