Sunday, September 1, 2019
Weekly update: teal mini, WIP, stash report, and OMG declaration
"Where did the summer go?" I join the chorus this September 1. I did remember to say, "Rabbit rabbit," as I woke up today. (Here is the origin of the custom. I learned about it in from a Trixie Belden mystery that I read circa 1963 but only in recent years have I remembered to say the magic words.)
Teal Mini Swap . My swap buddy Lisa received it mid-week. She likes it! The swap fabric is the teal used in the vase. The design is by Linderella, published in McCall's Quick Quilts a long time ago. (I made it once before: here.)
The border is made from three different gray/
white fabrics cut into 1-1/2" strips, pieced A-B-A and B-C-B, and cut into 1-1/2" units, then sewn together.
AUGUST SUMMARY AND STASH REPORT
The guild challenge and the mini-swap took quilting time but didn't use much fabric.
Fabric IN -- 30 yards, $2.50 (18 yards on the guild giveaway table, 12 yards for $2.50 at the church rummage sale)
Fabric OUT -- 85-1/8 (60 yards given away to other quilt makers, along with quilt books)
Fabric IN -- 405 yards, $1457, avg. $3.60/yd
Fabric OUT -- 384-1/4
Net -- 20-3/4 yards IN
It's time to declare the ONE MONTHLY GOAL for September. It's another two-part goal:
(1) Ten tote bags for the Nepal school project. (I made 10 in August and need to make 40 in all.)
(2) Finish the Music Quilt. It will be donated to the Lake County Symphony Orchestra fall fundraising gala in October.
I bought this six-picture panel specifically with the LCSO quilt in mind. I pinned it to the design wall and contemplated a setting. Elaborate sashing? Alternate blocks? Bonnie Hunter's Random Ohio Stars (2005) came to mind. Perfect! I had some music-themed fabric conveniently in black/white and gold/brown. I pulled out grays, golds, blacks, whites. Here are all the blocks! I will probably have a thin inner border and a wider outer border.
I've made ROS several times: here and here. (There was a third but I can't find the post.)
Linking up with
One Monthly Goal
Moving It Forward
Design Wall Monday