Monday, October 19, 2015

DWM: doesn't look like much

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her AlligatorOur plans for the weekend changed lanes.  Our granddaughters' long-anticipated visit was cancelled when the younger (19) got the flu.  Rebooking fees of $200 each plus next-day fare change of $253 each was prohibitive, and the older (21) had limited time off.  We'll hang onto the tickets and try for spring.  Among the activities we'd planned was going to see the musical "October Sky" at the Marriott Theatre. I won a pair of tickets for any 2015 performance and needed to use them, and I bought two more.  So we really didn't lose anything, except for the girls' company, and the play was great.  (It is based on the movie of the same name, in turn based on Homer Hickam's memoir/novel Rocket Boys.   Both Stevens and I have just finished Hickam's new book, Carrying Albert Home, which is a prequel to Rocket Boys.  It is WONDERFUL!   Here is Homer Hickam's website.)

The Zion Woman's Club's annual ladies' night bunco party was Saturday evening. Two friends were able to use the granddaughters' tickets.  Everyone had a great time.  I had never played bunco until ZWC began this fundraiser. It really is a lot of fun. I contributed this quilt to the silent auction. It sold for $50, so the buyer got a bargain . . . and before you cluck your tongue, consider that it was going to be donated sooner or later.)

Before quilting 
The back
Quilting accomplishments this week don't look like much, but I am pleased.  I got Peppermint and Holly quilted and bound. This is the AAUW holiday raffle quilt, with proceeds going to the Waukegan Area Branch STEM scholarship and the AAUW Fund.  (Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and the drawing is December 12.)   The back is a 56"w Cranston print with a contrast strip to make it just wide enough.

I made more batik blocks. I'm aiming for 36 blocks -- that's 60 x 60.  Can you find the two blocks with the same background?

My new leaders-and-enders:  2.5" (unfin) HSTs from neutral + anything.  I have a project in mind.

I washed and ironed yards and yards of Lillian's fabric. I'm still debating just how much to keep.  

See what other quiltmakers are working on at Patchwork Times .


Libby in TN said...

You've been busy! It does hurt when a quilt sells for a song, but since it would have been given away anyway ....

Kaja said...

What a shame about your granddaughters. Hope you have better luck when you are able to try again! I like how your batik blocks are growing.

Kat said...

I am still loving those batik blocks, it's going to be a spectacular quilt!

Vic in NH said...

So sorry that plans changed so suddenly, but as usual, you made the very best of it! Love the batiks blocks and I'm guessing it's the pray-ple as James Garner used to say on the Kodak ads.

Jennifer said...

Love your batik blocks!

Quiltpiecer said...

Sorry about the change in plan but you have certainly been busy. Came by way of Patchwork Times and am new to your blog. Will be sure to come back!