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Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly update: snow, a quilt show, a finish, and something new

I presented "Every Quilt Tells a Story" to the Riverside AAUW branch on Monday evening. I was glad that Erika accompanied me because we had a snowy drive back home.

Here's the view from the shelter of my garage at 10 p.m.

6:30 a.m. Tuesday

By Tuesday morning the storm had blown over.   Chicago had no measurable snow in January and February -- then 14" in this one March storm!

The Southport Quilters, the Kenosha guild, have an annual quilt exhibit at the Kenosha Public Museum. I went on Saturday and enjoyed seeing the 50 or so quilts on display.  I knew several people there so I spent as much time chatting as admiring.

 The 4-patches in this sparkling quilt are tiny. I think they began with 1-1/4" squares so the units are 1-1/2" finished.
I have this Elizabeth Hartman pattern and plan to make it. . . . some day. I like the "winter to autumn" colorway of this version.

In my studio this week:

I finished the table runner for the GFWC-IL convention.  Nice to have something done two months in advance.

My new project is a wallhanging for a P.E.O. chapter sister who is  moving out of state in a couple of months.  The pattern is from "Hearts Aplenty," a book by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith.  It's tricky because the only clues to the placement of the applique pieces are this color photo and a *smaller* black-and-white photo. Neither is very helpful.   I'm improvising!

As shown, the piece is 42 x 54.   I'm going to make a smaller border.

Daisies are the P.E.O. flower.

Monday link ups:
Monday Making
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Oh Scrap!

P.S. I indulged at  Quilt Play  -- a yard on clearance and batik remnants. 5 yards, $37.


  1. Wow that little four patch quilt is something! I'm sure your rendition of the vase of flowers will be lovely. You usually add your own touches anyway so the questionable layout instructions will just inspire you to do your own thing. Enjoy the first day of spring.

  2. I'm loving those daisies! They look like they are lots of fun to make. How nice you were able to get out to a little quilt show. Glad you travelled safely home in the snowy night time after your presentation. Has anyone ever videod your talk? I'd love to see it. Enjoy your day! XO

  3. The table runner and the daisy's you're making look so fun and playful! I'm sure your version of Heart's o'plenty will be amazing. Having no instructions unleashes the creativity in us! :) Thanks for sharing on MCM!

  4. Those 4 patches are so very tiny! What a gorgeous quilt. I like the start you've gotten on your new project. Happy stitching this week.

  5. that will be great when you finish


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