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Monday, August 4, 2014

DWM: mug rugs and windows and other swaps

 This week was a catch-up in my studio.  First-half reports for the Baseball Swap came out and I mailed the squares to Marilyn in Greenville who is this year's BUPchucker (that's Big Ungainly Package).
I finished the swaps for the Block Swappers quarterly exchange -- 48 4.5" HSTs, 48 4.5" four-patches, and 60 3.5" nine-patches and mailed them to Karen in Platteville..  I finished 24 Lady of the Lake blocks (blue batik + WOW) and mailed them to Nancy Near Philadelphia, the swap coordinator.

At the NLCQG quilt show in October we will sell sets of 10 2.5" strips.  Here are my contributions -- 30 sets in all.

I signed up to participate in the Summertime Mug Rug Swap sponsored by the Quilting Gallery. These are the two mug rugs (approx. 6" x 9") I will send to my assigned partner.  The block on the lower mug rug is "State Fair." I've admired it for a long time but this was the first time I'd made it.

"Windows" is the August Block Lotto block. Here are my nine blocks.

A whole lot more fabric came into my studio in July than left it!
Acquired: 175 yards ($399 = $2.28/yd).  Used: 48.25 yards.
(Remember, the guild had a $2/yd fabric sale of a quilter's stash. You can read about it here)
Verbena at Illinois Beach State Park 8/1/14

My long-time friend (we are not old!) Pat came to visit Thursday evening. She was en route home to Fargo from the WELCA Triennial conference via Dayton (where her daughter lives).  It was great to catch up with her. My sister Valerie came to visit Friday morning, just as Pat was leaving. We (Stevens, Valerie, and I) had a good long walk at Illinois Beach State Park.

My to-do list for August is long. I hope I can fit in more quilting time.

See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. OH MY GOODNESS! You probably acquired more fabric in July than I actually own! Well maybe not. And your price per yard was fabulous. My July was an increase month rather than a decrease. But, one of these days when I get everything I have ready to quilt finished I will show a nice downward drop! I love the idea of selling sets of strips at a quilt show. Please let us know how successful that is. I'd like to recommend it to my Maryland guild for their show in 2 years. Great way to get rid of excess fabric and for the guild to make some money. Love the mug rugs. I should make myself one as they are so cute and I could use one in the studio!

  2. Great bargains at that estate sale and Boy, howdy, you done a whole lotta cuttin' girlfriend!!!! Good job!

  3. i thought you those wheaties!

  4. Oh my that is some crazy awesome stash enhancement you had, what a lot of fun. The flip flop mug rug is really super sweet.


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