Monday, September 9, 2019

Weekly update: a finish and playing with scraps



It's apple season!  The produce/flower market just up the road from us gets several dozen varieties of apples from Twin Maples Orchard in southwestern Michigan.

I get three or four of each kind and put a slip of paper with the variety in each bag -- but usually the slips, bags, and apples get separated.






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Play Your Song is finished!   I used a six-piece panel and Bonnie Hunter's Random Ohio Stars  design.   60 x 72, 6-1/4 yards used.  It will be donated to the Lake County Symphony Orchestra for their fall gala.













I thought I had kept count of the small stars but there were two left over.





I've made many scrap slab blocks that turn out 9-1/2" because I use that size ruler to trim them.  I've set them with wide strips (here and here).   I saved a Pinterest photo with another setting idea.  The slabs are 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and the gray strips are 2" x 9-1/2.  I cut down a half dozen square slab blocks and found I had enough slabs-in-process to make a dozen more. [In the photo: the two blocks at the top show the horizontal/vertical setting. The finished blocks are at the left, the cut strips in the center, the 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" slabs at the right.]

I won't have much sewing time this week.  I leave tomorrow at noon for Iowa.  Destination:  Des Moines and the P.E.O. Sesquicentennial Convention .  Home on Sunday afternoon!

Linking up with
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8 comments:

Barb said...

Happy Apple Season! enjoy
great quilt and fun pieced back

Libby in TN said...

I may have said it before, but that BH pattern was a great way to use those panels. Courtland (or is it Cortland?) apples are my favorite but I haven't found any around the Glade. Maybe we'll get lucky in VA next week.

Preeti said...

Such an appropriate design for the Orchestra. I believe it is not white, yellow and gray but gold, silver and ivory to echo the musical instruments. A fabulous finish!!! The stars on the back are a perfect surprise - like finding a second layer of chocolate truffles when the top layer is all gone.

Kat Scribner said...

I love your Random Ohio Stars, love the color palette and the layout. Great quilt!!!

Bonnie said...

Play your song is wonderful. Hopefully it earns a lot for the symphony. Enjoy Iowa and your convention.

Shasta Matova said...

Congratulations on a great finish! Great idea to put the extra blocks on the back - it adds a lot of interest! Hope you have a super trip!

Michelle said...

Play Your Song is lovely! What a great gift to your local orchestra. They are lucky to have it.

And your slab blocks look like so much fun.

Ann said...

I remember discovering which apples cooked up better and which were better eaten raw. How enlightening.
Play Your Song makes a lovely and generous gift to the orchestra.
Enjoy your trip.