Sharing the love is what our community radio station does best (KHOI = "Heart of Iowa").
Here is the blue quilt, unfurled. I made it out of an assortment of scrappy antique blocks a friend bought at an auction decades ago. Most of the fabrics were from old work clothes. Some were a little stained.
My design wall--such as it is--was in use, so there was very little "designing" going on when I stitched the outer border. "It is what it was"--?
Here is the back, made of "Silver Lining" and "Rich Navy" (almost a charcoal) from Connecting Threads.
Here is the blue quilt with its new owner (note there is a quilt--not mine--on the wall in the background. We are a quilt-loving community!)
Here is the Temperance-block quilt unfurled (you may recall I had quite a spat with this quilt).
Lessons: I like working "crazy" with premade blocks. I like the indigo palette. I like the effect of embroidery on a quilt. Sometimes it's not so bad just piecing and patching without thought of the "final composition". Sometimes those quilts turn out better than the ones you fuss over.
Now, on to my "Christmas projects". Gee whiz, I have a whole 9 days! (good planning, Greta).