Hi all. I hope you’re all recovering from the sad news of the week. We are still reeling and feeling all the emotions - sad, angry, hopeless, determined. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an icon and champion for equal rights for women. There are so many adjectives to describe her life, her work and her spirit. She will be sorely missed and greatly mourned. I don’t have the words to even begin to describe what her loss means to women and girls and open-minded and fair people of all genders. So I won’t even try. Yesterday I went through my collection of vintage lace collars and pulled a half dozen that are good RBG reminders. In addition to wearing one often between now and the election (especially in public in this red state), I’m going to offer them to my family and friends who have a daughter or granddaughter who may want to dress up as RBG.
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This past week I finished up my red Creature quilt, Creature With the Ruby Shades. See those cracker blocks, two in each corner? They rather look like sunglasses to me. Yes, I know I have an overactive imagination.
This quilt polished off all my red scraps, including those two red squares with a surfer and shark that Sally sent me. In fact, this quilt was almost named Creature From the Red Surf. Also, I should point out that I see the misssssnake I made with the placement of the bottom right corner strings block. I noticed it when I had laid out the pieces in last week’s picture, and I thought I had fixed it. But noooooo..... Alas, it will remain misssnaken for life. Creature finished at 42.5 x 50” and was quilted with a simple stipple.
The background and binding is this delightful red gingham print. I have lots more of that and look forward to working with it again.
At month-end I usually do my roundup of Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks in the color of the month. I know it’s not month-end yet, but this is the last Scrappy Saturday of the month, so here goes.
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Finally, how about a cute cat picture? Because cute cats make everything better. At least that’s what Alfie says!
Linking to Oh Scrap! At Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.