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Monday, May 29, 2017

Weekly update: doing pennants

Finally:  two sunny days in a row!  Here's the sunrise over Lake Michigan at 5:15 this morning.

I am "doing pennants" (though not penance) for the upcoming AAUW National Convention. I serve on the national Branch Program Resource Committee.  On one of our monthly conference calls we discussed a way to have us recognized. I always think of something with fabric and the idea of a pennant popped into my head. Here is the prototype.  I need to make seven. All the flowers are pieced and appliqued.  I need to print the words on printer-fabric and applique them. I'll use fusible Peltex, of which I have a lot , and try to finish the edges with a neat satin stitch.

 I have been very taken by the batik triangles that Wanda has been working with. (Photo here.)
(Heck, I'm taken by all of her quilts!)

I made a stack -- these are 3.5" unf -- and put them on the design wall.  I added four-patches. Here's the work in progress.  It's hard to see the sashing against the off-white batting that I use as a design wall.

My batik stash doesn't seem to diminish.

 The poppies have popped in the back garden.
The short dark-purple iris have blossomed and faded. This long-stemmed variety is doing splendidly this year.

Memorial Day linkups:
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Oh, Scrap!
and the new Design Wall Monday thanks to Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


  1. i feel your pain nann...i sew every day yet i don't see the piles going down your batik quilt tho!

  2. I actually did see my piles of fabric shrink when I used some of my fat quarters for 25 zippered pouches. (Sharon made 9 when she was here in February or was it March?) Unfortunately, I received or bought some on retreat so the boxes are jammed again. Sigh. Love your batik quilt so far. Our flowers aren't blooming yet since all of them are new as of last December or so. I can't wait for my day lilies to bloom as none of the traditional orange ones were planted. I'm hoping something blooms soon.

  3. I have been working on my stash for years. It is amazing how it seems to never get smaller. Keep at it though. Your design wall looks great! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. Pretty flowers! The design wall is looking good too!

  5. Hi Nann,
    I love the colors in your project on the design wall. It really is lovely. ~smile~

  6. Looks like you've been busy this weekend. Love those batik fabrics.

  7. I'm happy I could inspire you. I have some 3" finished ones left over from the Triangle 1 and Triangle 2 quilts too so maybe I need to get them out and play while I try to decide on sashing for my triangle star quilt.

  8. The pennants are very professional looking, fitting for AAUW. Your batik quilt looks lovely. Keep up the good work!

  9. Your batik triangles are great - love the setting that you're using. Pretty flowers too :) Do you live on the Illinois or Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan?


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