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Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekly update: bargains, flowerpots, and QST for QOV

The annual AAUW Fellows Luncheon was Saturday, hosted by the Waukegan and Deerfield branches.  Katrina Malone is a Selected Professions Fellow studying for an MBA at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern. Her research emphasis is about rebuilding neighborhoods for economic and environmental stability. She is working with the New Life Covenant Church in Chicago's Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The luncheon is held at Lamb's Farm  that provides residential and vocational services for developmentally disabled adults. The restaurant is one of the work opportunities. There's also a great thrift shop.  Here's my $6 purchase -- 2-3/8 yards of the Christmas print and 3 yards of the vintage (36" wide) brown hibiscus print. (Brown hibiscus? That's probably why it never got made into anything.)

 Cactus Pot is the April Block Lotto block. Here are my nine entries. (8" fin.)

I'm plugging away at the Ohio Star blocks for Quilts of Valor. Here's the next batch of quarter-square triangles.

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  1. Love the Cactus Pots! Great purchases at the resale shop, too!

  2. You find the best bargains. But, brown hibiscus? You're probably right that the color held folks back from using it. There's always Bonnie Hunter's words -- if you still don't like it cut it smaller! Your yellow backed baskets are so darn cute.

  3. Love the yellow background for the cactus blocks. Those are the prettiest cactus plants! Brown hibiscus...string quilting? Pet quilt?

  4. I haven't seen a cactus pot block for a long time. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  5. Great deal on your purchases! Good cause, too. Good luck with the April Lotto!

  6. Some great thrifty finds. Happy stitching this week. Hopefully you'll get all those quarter square triangle blocks finished.

  7. Congrats on the bargains! good to see all the triangles getting pressed. too!


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