Sunday, March 31, 2019

Weekly update: vintage treasures, a finish, the stash report, and plans for April

Because I spent Friday at the quilt show I couldn't go to the first day of a Waukegan estate sale.  A Featherweight was advertised and I'd have been tempted.    When I got there on Saturday morning the FW was long gone ($200, he said).   It was 50% off day. This flimsy was $2.50 and the 1932 booklet was .50. I also got 6 yards of fabric for $3.00.

There is a hole in the center of the center block.

I may re-set the blocks, but they are pretty worn and it may not be worth the time. I'm content to own it!

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I finished quilting the scrappy strip quilt.  I didn't like the proportions with sashing on the top and bottom so I removed those rows.    It's 54 x 69.

The pieced back has a "zipper" insert that I learned from Mary Ellen Hopkins.

Left photo: with top/bottom sashing.

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Stash report, March:
Fabric in:  60-1/4, $339, average $5.60/yard
Fabric out: 62-5/8
Year to date:
Fabric in: 95-1/4, $374, average $3.92/yard
Fabric out: 139-3/4 
 Net:  44-1/2 out.

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My April goals:
*  ALA Biblioquilters churn dash quilt
*  2 tote bags for AAUW Gender Equity Fund
*  2 tote bags for Rotary Golf Outing

Linking up with
 Oh Scrap!
 Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal
 Design Wall Monday
 Moving It Forward

P.S.  I took advantage of warehouse clearance sales from Martingale and AQS.  The list price of these 43 books is $971. I paid $226 (and free shipping).


Libby in TN said...

I expect to see a lot of new quilts out of those books!

Carol E. said...

43 books at once! What a joy!

cityquilter grace said...

nann i imagine your home as having floor to ceiling bookcases...LOL...lovely flimsy that you rescued! busy week again i see...

Bonnie said...

You sure know how to find a bargain! Surprisingly, I don't have many of those books. But I do have Stash Statement by Kelly Young -- and I LOVE it. I'm using her technique and one of her quilts as the basis of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year. So far I'm still in love with the blocks I'm making. Enjoy your finds at the estate sale.

Quilting Babcia said...

You got a great buy at the estate sale. Not to mention your library stash!

Karen's Korner said...

Lots of lovely "research" for future quilts in those books.

em's scrapbag said...

Good finds for you this week. Love that antique quilt! Thanks for linking up with Moving it Forward.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I thought the quilt looked fine with the borders on the top and bottom, but you are the one that needs to be happy with what you make. Congrats on finishing it up!

Cathy said...

You need all those books so you have different ways to use up all those great estate sale fabric finds. Wonderful vintage finds this time. I'd love to get a glimpse of what is in that 1932 booklet!

Laura said...

Enjoy your new books!

Patty said...

Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts and good luck with your project!

Tami Von Zalez said...

$200 for a featherweight isn't a bad price. They are usually double that on with the white ones going for more.

Shasta Matova said...

You did great at the estate sale. I can't imagine a quilt top going for such a low price. I was really tempted with the book sales too. Looks like you have a great haul.