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An in-time finish!

I don't have a great picture of Summer Breeze, because I took it to the church for the Fall Festival auction as soon as it was done.  I'm hoping to get some better pictures when it goes up for auction.

I used a jelly roll and charm packs of Summer Breeze II for the jewel box pattern.  I'd originally been planning on doing a barn raising setting, but after seeing it on the design wall, I changed to this one, and I am quite happy with how it turned out.  

Rosie did an excellent job on the quilting, as always.  I like all-over designs, and this one suited the quilt quite well.  

Last year's quilt when for $350, and the year before that was $175.  With an auction, it's always all about getting at least two people to bid each other up.  :)  Hopefully this one will appeal - I think it's beautiful, but I am a bit biased!

I haven't been in my craft room for a good week.  I had a trip to Ohio State this week, to meet with my counterparts from other midwest/Big Ten universities, and although it was a great meeting, and I'm exceptionally glad I went, it's been long enough with no sewing that I'm starting to get twitchy!  So there haven't been any changes to my WIP list, but I'm working on it!  Simply Woven is coming along, although it appears the cat and/or the kids have made off with one block, so I'll have to spend some time tracking that down this weekend.

I'm also working on crocheting some scarves.  I want to get several done to give out as Christmas presents.  I made good progress on one on the plane this week, and I'm enjoying having some hand-work available.  Nothing too exciting, but hopefully the recipients will appreciate them.  

I'm trying, in general, to do more handmade gifts this year, and buy more things off of Etsy, instead of the big box stores.  If I'm not going to be able to make the gifts myself, maybe I can at least get them something homemade, and support artisans in the process.  


  1. Wow this is very pretty. I think it will do well at auction.


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