Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What to do, instead

"Every quilt tells a story" was going to be the topic of my program for last evening's Arlington Heights AAUW branch.   I had three boxes of quilts in my car and my presentation ready to go.  The weather report was dire: strong winds, hail, 1-2" of rain, due to hit Chicagoland at 7 p.m.   Arlington Heights is 45 miles from here and I did not want to be on the road in the rain (especially returning home after dark).  So at 3 p.m. -- the sun shining brightly -- I called to cancel.  I'm glad I did because just as predicted the clouds rolled in and the heavens opened. 

What to do with a free evening?  Need you ask? 

Here is the completed Rail Fence Batik flimsy (the "half a flimsy" that I showed yesterday).   I decided against perimeter sashing. The border strips are cut cross-wise, but I was able to match the colors so that the design looks continuous. (I had 1-1/2 yards of that multicolor batik. Usually I buy yards or half-yards -- glad that I made an exception this time, even if I don't remember why. )  The flimsy is 80 x 80 and used approximately 6 yards from stash.   

I will reschedule the Arlington Heights program for fall! 

1 comment:

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful quilt-I love quilts like this-they are simple and really show off the beauty of the fabrics