Monday, December 24, 2018

Weekly update: a finish, a flimsy, and clue 5

After all the activity in the first half of the month it was nice to have a less-busy week.  I had two executive committee meetings (one of which was the last since I'm going off that particular board after 16 years). Rotary meets for Thursday breakfast (last meeting until January).  Pat J's retirement party on Wednesday was a library family reunion with many retired staff coming back to celebrate her 25 years of service. 

We saw not one, but two movies this week. (It's nice to go to the matinee showing.) We saw The Favourite on Monday (Queen Anne) and Mary, Queen of Scots on Friday.  The former was better but the costumes in both were wonderful.  What monarch will we see next?  Victoria returns to PBS Masterpiece on January 13!

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I finished the b/w 16-patch. The blocks are 6" and the quilt is 54 x 60. The square-in-square units on the back came from a swap.

I set the blocks that I made in the 6-week Secret Santa Sew-Along from Temecula Quilt Co.  I like the small-scale (11") Burgoyne blocks.  The flimsy is 52 x 66 and used 4 yards.

The sashing is a can't-cut-this print (Hoffman) that I'm pretty sure I bought in North Dakota.  That means it's been in my stash for more than 20 years. I still have a half yard of it!

I stated that I would take it easy this year and aim for just half the blocks of Good Fortune. I exceeded my aim and I have all the units made.  Clue 5 (in front) joins the others, each in a Snapware box.

I used the orange strips left over from Clue 4 to make these citrus-bright blocks.

Confession time:   I returned library books, checked out more, and dropped off a box of books for the ongoing booksale. There were quilt books on the sale rack and I bought 'em.  This two-binder set was included.

Someone not only subscribed to the 1995 Oxmoor House mail order BOM, but she also saved all of the parts of every packet and filed them under the appropriate tabs in the two binders.

I dropped off a box of clothing at Salvation Army. Then I went inside -- and came out with three cotton flat sheets: full, queen, and a never-used king.  $3.99 each --15 yards of fabric, eighty cents a yard.  They will make great quilt backs.

Christmas Eve Day link ups:
Oh :Scrap!
Monday Making
Design Wall Monday
 Quiltville Mystery Monday


Andee Neff said...

Yay on having the clues done qnd on such good finds!

Libby in TN said...

You had a good week. Enjoy your holiday, stay warm and safe.

Quilter Kathy said...

Your Secret Santa looks fantastic! I'll add your link to the list of the projects I found online on the blog post from earlier this month.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Wonderful finds at the library sale! Happy Holidays.

Shasta Matova said...

I remember that quilt! I was so tempted to buy it, but it was so expensive, and I figured I could recreate it on my own. It never happened, but I still have the picture!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Merry Christmas, Nann -- great bargain shopping too.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Love, love, LOVE that black and white 16-Patch quilt!! The color pops really make it extra special. Congrats! on getting your Secret Santa top together. Merry Christmas!

Ellie said...

Love you Secret Santa top. Wish I had done it,but I may yet. Nice books. I keep buying them though I have too many now. Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

It's always interesting where you find your fabric. I've heard that very high thread count sheets are really difficult to quilt. I take it you think differently or the sheets you buy aren't the really high thread count ones. Merry Christmas!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Sounds like you had a great productive week. Lots of great projects in the works. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Vireya said...

Lovely quilt projects, and some great bargains! Your mystery units look very organised in their containers.

Kate said...

You had a very productive December! Love the Christmas Mystery quilt, it turned out beautifully. And the B/W 16 patch is very fun. Have a very Happy New Year!