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Sunday, July 7, 2013

DWM: mid-year report, a finish, and a flimsy

April-June acquired:  189-5/8 yards.  Cost: $530.24.  Avg./yd. = $2.79
April-June used:  56-7/8
Finished quilts, January-June:  20, plus two quilted by others = 22.
Flimsies in the box:  9.

Well, now that the confession is out of the way.....

Wendy finished quilting Orca Bay -- I picked it up June 26 (the day before I left for ALA).  I bound it this past weekend. Labeled it, too!  I will donate it, probably for the AAUW 2014 convention.

Here is a closeup of the quilting.

The Heartstrings discussion group had a question about storing strings/strips.  I have three pop-up hampers under my cutting table for 1.5, 2, and 2.5-inch strings. As I generate the scraps, I cut them up.   The photo on the right shows the plastic shoeboxes where I toss scrap squares of various sizes. (There's also a largish bin on the left with 1.5" strips that are less than about 7" long.) 

Here is Good Cheer! as a flimsy.  I found the ideal backing fabric in my stash. I bought it at Hobby Lobby more than ten years ago on final clearance -- .88/yd. (I remember the price because it was SUCH a good deal, and I bought what was on the bolt.) 

I have GC! basted and hope to start quilting this week. 
Bargain backing
See what other quiltmakers are up to this week at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. love the good cheer quilt....and the pop up hampers are a great idea alas i've no room for them. be sure and show that orca bay all done...

  2. Wow! You acquired 189 YARDS in 3 months. I know you didn't hit the quilt shops. On the other hand you've finished 22 quilts in 6 months. Wowzer! And, I know you work. Hum, I need to use you as an example and get to finishing some quilts! Congratulations on your finishes and winnowing down the flimsies.

  3. Lucky you with all that new fabric to play with. Good Cheer is great. I love how scrappy it is.

  4. Good Cheer looks great and I love the backing.


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