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Sunday, March 1, 2015

DWM: February summary and something new

On Saturday we went to the Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden. I received a membership as a retirement gift and I'm sorry to report that we haven't made very good use of it. The orchids are especially beautiful in contrast to the snowy landscape outside the greenhouses.

I was one of the winners of the January Block Lotto   I chose to keep the nine blocks that I made and I received the others from other block-makers.  The double nine-patch block had already inspired a flimsy (photo here) and I didn't feel like making alternate blocks again. When I put the black/white blocks on the design wall I thought of a woven coverlet.   I think the white-on-black print has just the right density for the border. The flimsy is 69 x 78. The setting used 1-3/4 yards.

I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times for the monthly stash update.
* Fabric used, February: 21-3/4 yards
* Total fabric used since January 1:  58-3/8 yards
* Fabric acquired, Febrary: 6-1/4 bought; 3/4 swapped = 7 yards total
* Fabric acquired since November 1:  7 yards total
The HeartStrings blocks I pieced this month have been assembled. The flimsy is basted and is the next thing to go under the needle.

And on Monday I will link up to Judy's Design Wall Monday  and to Beth's Monday Making .


  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love, love, love the border with the blocks. It does look like a woven coverlet! The background fabric forming the inner rectangle is wonderful!

  2. The shading on the quilt is wonderful. The total combination is fabulous. Congratulations!


  3. the flowers give us hope that Spring will indeed arrive sooner or later!! They are so pretty. Love the quilt and the border is just perfect for it.

  4. The quilt does look like a woven coverlet. great choice for the border fabric.

  5. I love the way your quilt turned out. Your setting is genius, and the border fabric is perfection!

  6. Wow! That was fast! You put those lotto blocks to excellent use. Love that border you added too. I think I sent you three blocks...don't remember which they were. It's fun to see what happens to them.

  7. Your quilt is stunning. Great visual and shading. Your numbers are great too.

  8. oh so very nice to see flowers and foliage....lovely quilt too nann!

  9. Lovely quilt. Great choice on the border fabrics.

  10. Oops, missed this last week! The orchids are so lovely. Perhaps they can be inspiration for a future quilt! I like the subtle design in this quilt.

  11. You did a great job setting those blocks. I would never have thought about that border fabric and is PERFECT. Good job.


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