Monday, June 29, 2020

Clean Your Plates

Our Community Supper is serving up the last of the big (10” blocks). Sixty Three quilted and bound. I am waiting for just one more from Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts) who has to wait until her Post Office in Tokyo opens up to personal mail to the states. Again, that is the beauty of the potholder method, I could (although I highly doubt I will) finish the entire quilt and simply leave a blank corner to add hers when it arrives. 

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.


16 comments:

Kyle said...

The blocks continue to be as beautiful as your titles continue to be so clever.

Janet said...

Dessert is my favorite :0) More wonderful blocks!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

The Pot Luck was delicious, but I really LOVE dessert!!! :o))

Barbara said...

So many beautiful blocks, Wendy! You must be up until the wee hours of the morning working on this fabulous quilt! Love it!

Happy Room Diana said...

I’m a bit late to the party, but what is a Potluck quilt and how do they all go together, looks like each one is individually made.

Barb said...

what? the bountiful buffet is almost over?
It has been glorious and I can't wait to see it all pulled together.
Another winner!!

Shirleyf said...

I can't wait to see the finished quilt! You do such great work!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

No--I don't want the parade of blocks to end! It's been so fun to see them all, but I'm sure the small ones will be just as delicious!

Carol in Texas said...

The backs of these blocks are as beautiful, if not more, than the fronts! Seeing them is like going to a quilt show! I am so impressed with your project!

Randy D. said...

It's sure looking great and I can't believe you've gotten them ALL quilted and bound.
Quite an accomplishment!
Dessert?? yummy

QuiltGranma said...

What a yummy quilt this smorgasbord of quilt blocks is going to be!

Karen said...

So interesting seeing all the variety of blocks that have found their way to you. And how you make use of them.

Lori said...

Your quilt concept is really coming together nicely!!

Janet O. said...

This never gets old. Looking forward to the 5" blocks!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Love these reports... course after course.... love it. My block for you is.... *sort of* on its way finally. Japan still hasn't opened up mail service to the US, but a friend of mine is traveling there next week and I'm sending my envelope with her! She's giving it to my son with some other stuff..... and he is duty bound to mail the block to you!

Lin McQ said...

Wendy, you said the nicest things. I’m loving each and every block and so honored to be included. Can’t wait to see the 5” blocks.