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Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekly update: Winter Stars and RSC

It turned out to be a week of quilts! I  didn't go to my P.E.O. chapter meeting on Monday because I gave my quilt history program ("Every Quilt Tells a Story") for another chapter. I only knew one of the members (she's also in AAUW) but, as always with P.E.O., I was warmly welcomed.  (I am reimbursed for mileage. In lieu of an honorarium I ask the chapter to make a donation to the Lulu Corkhill Williams Friendship Fund which provides emergency assistance grants.)

The Northern Lake County Quilters Guild meeting was Wednesday. We had a members' rummage sale. Anyone could purchase a table for $20 to sell quilt-related items.    I made $69 -- less the $20 for the table, that's $49 -- and busted 30 yards of fabric!   I was too busy at my table to take photos or to buy anyone else's fabric.

On Thursday Jonnie and I went to the Quirky Quilters guild in Hebron, Illinois (33 miles straight west of where I live) to sell tickets for the NLCQG raffle quilt and promote the November quilt show.  It was interesting to see how another guild operates.

On Friday evening Karleigh came to pick up her t-shirt quilt (see previous post). She loves it. Yay!

I can boast of two finishes this week.  The first was the t-shirt quilt. The second is Winter Stars. This is the AAUW holiday raffle quilt.  My goal was to have it completed to take to the AAUW district conference on October 22.  I was pleased with the way the quilting on the stars turned out.

  I decided against using blue-with-snowflakes as the back because the winner might want to use the quilt year-round. I chose a faux-batik print (another long-term resident of my stash).

The back and binding used 3 yards.
(3 yds + 7 yds (t-shirt quilt) + 30 yds (rummage sale) = 40 yards busted this week.)

And, one last accomplishment:  here's my Rainbow Scrap Challenge block.

The Monday line of linkups:
RSC 2016
Oh, Scrap!
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday


  1. Congrats on your lovely finishes! I love the checkerboard strip down the back that melds the two fabrics together. One of my hesitations to piece backs is the abrupt change from one fabric to the other.

  2. Beautiful finish! I love the way you pieced the strip in the back of the quilt!

  3. Doesn't it feel good to finish. I love the way you put the back together.

  4. Your star quilt is beautiful!!! Congrats on the finish. Your yellow block is sweet too!

  5. I agree with Libby - that checkerboard strip on the back is so cute and makes the transition from one fabric to another just perfect! 50 yards! You go girl!! :) Thanks for linking to MCM.

  6. Fantastic week with two finishes and 50 yards busted, too! Glad that you were too busy to buy from other's tables. Cute yellow block, oh and nice quilting on the stars, too!

  7. I so love your RSC blocks. Especially in sunny yellow! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  8. Congrats on getting the star quilt finished early. What fun projects.

  9. What a beautiful quilt.....but that backing.....that looks AWESOME!

  10. Congrats on the two finishes. The Winter Stars quilt turned out beautifully!

  11. Wonderful finishes! The star quilt is beautiful.


  12. Some lovely finishes happening at your place.

  13. Nann...what is the name of your RSC block shown here? I really like it! Maybe I will make another quilt that you suggest and win again at the fair like last time!!??

  14. Wow what a great week busting fabric. The stars look fabulous.


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