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Monday, May 13, 2013

DWM: two finishes, more stash, and a meetup

Two finishes!
 Pinwheel Ninepatch  was pieced in 2011. It is now finished! It's 74 x 86 which is about as big as I can handle on my DSM.
 Quilting detail.  Loopy stars in the 9-patches, "almost feathers" in the border, serpentine in the sashes.
The paisley backing fabric is a thrift-shop cotton sheet. (The daisy print was another thrift-shop purchase -- I think it had been used for curtains.)

This wallhanging was the last flimsy I made in 2011. (The cake stand blocks were made with leftovers from the Orca Bay mystery.)   The quilting is more loopy flowers and almost-feathers, with zig-zag in the sashes.     

This brings my count to 15 finishes in 2013!


Stash builders

Earlier in the week Judy emailed the Magpies proposing a northern Illinois meetup at Pieceful Heart, a quilt shop in Lisle that is closing.   I picked up Julie on Saturday morning and we drove down (65 miles).  Judy, Cheryl, and daughter/granddaughter Chrissie joined us at the shop.   The place was mobbed!  It was filled with a tremendous variety of prints, from 30's to Kaffe to Civil War repros to "regular" prints.  The sale was just beginning so prices were  20% off. I indulged, as you can see.   We went out to lunch after our retail therapy.  What a great get-together!  
"We must do this more often!"

 I am itching to start a new project but I don't know what I want to try.  Instead I pulled out another flimsy, pieced the back, basted it, and began quilting it last evening.

See what other quiltmakers are doing on Design Wall Monday  at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. Yikes! Another quilt shopping going out of business. Bummer. Good for you for getting your flimsy's quilted. You seem to get so much done and I know you work full time. And, you probably read a lot too! Between computers and books, I some times don't get much quilting done! Great work this week.

  2. Two great finishes. You have accomplished much with 14 done.

  3. Love the little baskets. The green really looks fabulous with it.

  4. I LOVE that basket quilt and that green fabric you used!


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