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Monday, February 4, 2013

DWM: Crossed Stars and Progressive Swap

The 30th annual AAUW networking luncheon was Saturday.  It's a collaborative effort of area branches (chapters) and it's always a nice opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new women.  The speaker this year was to be a former U.S. representative (female).  We're sure she would have been most interesting....had she shown up.   The program chair said she had called Ms. B's office this week to confirm (yes).  We reassured the program chair that it was not her fault.  Ms. B returned the chair's (frantic) phone call about 1 p.m. (as we had finished dessert).  She apologized profusely.  (And we know who we will not invite to speak next year.)

All the Crossed Star blocks that I won in the Block Lotto arrived.  I didn't agonize over block placement and I like the random arrangement of colors.  I used a ruby-red tone-on-tone for the setting triangles. There will be no borders.  I'll use an intense turquoise for the binding.  The flimsy is about 78 x 66. 

Teresa chose a star variation for her Progressive Swap blocks. She requested bright polka dots and white-on-white.  That was certainly an easy combination for me!  Her starter blocks are 12".  I made eight 6" blocks.  (And now I'd like to make a whole bunch of these blocks for myself!)

Polka dot stash!
I took my necktie hexagons (see last week's DWM) to a Super Bowl party yesterday evening.  My husband is not a tremendous football fan, and I don't much care at all, but we enjoyed the camaraderie.  We left shortly before 8 p.m. when the scoreboard power outage delayed the game -- at home we caught up on Downton Abbey  and then tuned in to see the end of the game.

See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times. and the Monday Link Up.


  1. I love your crossed star quilt and the random layout is perfect. I may have to try that block.

  2. Hello! My first visit to your blog. I like the crossed star quilt top. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Have a super day!

  3. Love the 6" blocks. I too would have to make myself several of those.

  4. Love the red setting! The swap blocks look great too.

  5. Those Crossed star blocks are wonderful!! Love that setting!!


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