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Sunday, January 13, 2013

DWM: a finish and a start, plus Easy Street (still)

Here's the border for Easy Street. I had two yards of the gray dot which brings out the grays in the design. 100 x 100 -- this is a big one!  I used four different fabrics for the back, including a cotton bedsheet.  I made the leftover units into one long strip.  I took ES to the long-armer today (Sunday).
First finish of the year!  I made this blue-centered Heart Strings flimsy last year. I pieced the back from four blue/gold prints.  I used gold thread for meandering FMQing.  (Backing + binding used 3-1/8 yards.)  

Selecting motifs to embellish the bookshelves
 Here's the new work in progress:  a bookshelf wallhanging. This will be given to the woman who's been my ALA roommate since 2002. She retired at the end of 2012 and the upcoming Midwinter Meeting will be her last ALA.  (If you click on the "bookshelf quilt" label you'll see other recent bookshelves. I've made more than 30!)

Novely fabric stash

And coming up:  these are the Star-Crossed blocks that I won from Block Lotto. I'm waiting for six more to arrive. I know I want to set them on point, but I haven't begun to audition setting fabrics.
See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's  Patchwork Times.


  1. I'm so sorry, Nann, because I know you are waiting for my blocks. They really look great on your design wall--I can't wait to see the quilt you'll make from them.

  2. I think we are using the same light grey for ES. Mine is still in progress. Your's looks great. I also really like the starblocks.

  3. I feel sort of sorry for people who aren't quilters. :) Every day our fabric and needles and scissors and machine make me happy, how about you?
    Looking forward to seeing your quilted easy street,
    Sharyn in Kalama

  4. As a recipient of a book themed wall hanging from Nann (with embellishments by a mutual friend), I can tell you that the work is wonderful and thoughtful.

    Mine still hangs in my office in a place of prominence.

    Thanks again Nann!

  5. always fun to see what your working on
    love the library quilt, what a nice gift that is going to be.

  6. What a great bunch of photos of all your progress. You have been so busy!
    They all look terrific, even that humble Heartstrings!

  7. The gray dot border fabric for Easy Street looks great! As an elementary school teacher, I love the bookshelf quilt!

  8. The blocks from the block lotto are great!!!

  9. Wow - you have a LOT going on!!

  10. I like your border for Easy Street...think I've decided on mine. Have found two blocks have mistakes...but they are staying..once it is on the bed no one but me will know :) Thanks for liking my 'slice of orange'...

  11. The Block Lotto blocks are wonderful! I like them without sashing, but the sashing will definitely calm them down some.

  12. What a great variety of star cross blocks. They look great together too. Lots getting done at your house.


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