Monday, April 16, 2018

Weekly update: OMGs are nearly finished -- snow fooling!

The weekend weather was unseasonable: chilly and windy on Saturday, snow on Sunday.  C'mon, Mother Nature, it's mid-April!  The power went out just as our church service began.  No organ, no projector.  We used the bulletin for the responsive readings and sang a capella using the hymnal.  Power was out at home, too (a block from the church).  ComEd crews responded promptly and we were back in business at 12:15 p.m.  Considering that northeastern Wisconsin got record-breaking snowfall (23" in Green Bay), ours was a minor inconvenience.

My stated April OMG was to complete a list of four projects.  I've shown the wedding wedge wheel quilt (now at the longarmer) and the GFWC-IL convention door prize.

OMG part 3:
This week I caught up on Chinese Puzzle blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge -- green for March and yellow for April.  Each block is 12.5" (unf).

OMG part 4:  This tote bag is a donation to  Gender Equity Fund fundraiser at the AAUW-IL convention later this month.

The panel is cut from a tote bag I got at the ALA Midwinter meeting.

I plan to make a second tote bag for GEF . . . but meanwhile a new project is in the works. This will be a small wall hanging for the outgoing president of the Zion Woman's Club.  The 2018-20 officers will be installed on May 1.

Monday link ups:
Design Wall Monday (happy birthday to Judy!)
Moving It Forward
Monday Making
Oh Scrap!


  1. I love the tote bag. My daughter would love that saying.

  2. Nice tote! Is that hand appliqué in the wall hanging? It's going to be a real gem!
    Such fun to actually meet you and your friends Friday!

  3. Yep, that is a cool tote bag. You do such a great job of repurposing these bags you get. I've noticed you often reuse the bag part and put a quilt block over the original logo. But this is the first time you used a graphic from a bag and put it on a crafted bag. Great idea! Your little flower piece really speaks to me. I think we are all so sick of winter that any little thing "springy" makes us go wild. We had two beautiful days in the mid 80s followed by rainy, dreary day in the low 50's. Although I was shocked when I got home yesterday as it was 80 even though it was 40's 2 hours north. Go figure. The 80s rapidly fell into the 50s. Yuck.

  4. Your pinwheel blocks made me smile. I too am hoping spring arrives soon and your colorful project reminds me it will eventually get here. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  5. Love you Chinese Puzzle blocks, great rainbow quilt. The wall quilt with pin wheels will be cute.

  6. Hasn't it been a crazy spring so far? No snow here, but it's been cold. Love all your in progress projects. Happy stitching this week.

  7. As usual many thoughtful quilts. And what fun to gift Fiestaware in vintage luggage. Have fun with the book reviews, too.



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