Thursday, June 15, 2017

Icicle Days Top Finish & Other New Stuff

I finished the quilt top of my version of Anne Sutton's pattern Icicle Days, which is sold through her website Bunny Hill.

I did not make the wonderful pieced sashing on the original pattern. Because I used a fat quarter group which I won from AQS on Facebook there was not enough fabric to make the sashing as designed. I tried a scrappy version but did not like it. So I decided to just set the blocks side by side and add a scrappy inner border.

I also finished a quilt top made from vintage sheets. When I saw quilts like this some years ago I set out to collect sheets. The striped sheets were like what I had as shower gifts in 1972!

My Tuesday quilt group often brings in goodies to share. Recently I found these two 20th c designer handkerchiefs up for grabs!

 I don't recall seeing many handkerchiefs by Shelly, but I would guess it is from the 1960s.

I have seen this design from Monique, also from the 1960s.

I have won a number of books from Goodreads! I love 'real books' for late night reading, when my eyes are pretty burned out from reading on my iPad.

About 15-20 years ago I read Augustine's Confessions and look forward to reading a new translation.

I have read a few books by Nelson DeMille--not as many as my hubby, though. It should be a nice Summer read, plus my hubby and son will want to read it, too.

It's been a while since I read DeQuincy's Diary of an Opium Eater. Now I've won his biography I'll have to reread it!

I Won two books to arrive from LibraryThing, including The End of Men by Karen Rinaldi and Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo. Urbane Publications sent me the ebook Belief by Marcus Kline.

I'll try to have a post on quilting every Wednesday and on Saturdays I will continue to share memories.

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