Here are the final biggies from you very patient quilters.
Shirley Farnsworth, Dexter, Maine. Shirley is a peach! I just can’t describe her any other way. If she finds something she thinks you might like, she just up and sends it to you. She sent me two blocks and two beautiful labels.
I decided to go with this one because I love yellow and because the sentiment on the label was perfect. I will use the other in my next pot luck quilt. Thanks Shirley!
Jane Dallmeyer, Washington, Iowa. I contemplated cutting this down for the smaller blocks but this is a clever block I wanted to show it in its entirely. I think I may copy this one for a quilt in the future. I love Jane’s message, “Smile Anyway”! Thanks Jane!
Marsha Fuller, Dickinson, Texas. This little beauty came from the estate of a friend of Marsha’s. This was one of the last blocks to arrive and I thought I might have to cut it down to fit the 5” slot, but with a little re-work on another block, I was able to save the whole compass. Thanks Marsha!
Lin McQuistin, Columbus, Ohio. Lin is a remarkable quilter. I have enjoyed seeing her beautiful quilts on Facebook. She has joined many of us in sew-a-longs with BarbaraBrackman and others. Simply stunning work. The amazing thing about Lin is that she is equally adept at both hand and machine work. I thought this block was hand appliqued until it arrived. I admire anyone who can machine applique like this. And her label is superbly inked using a Susan McKelvey stencil. Just gorgeous. Thanks Lin!
Now that the big plates are (almost) clean, get ready for some dessert. The mini (5”) blocks are coming next.