The Great Alaskan Quilt Out–All Together Now

Is this a dead horse or closure?

I can see it both ways.

This is the final post about the quilts I finished during December and the early weeks of January.

I quilted the following six Mystery quilts.

Almost Amish is 60 inches by 79 inches.

Maria Shell the Mysteries Part IIOopsie Daisy is 78 inches by 66 inches.

The Great Alaskan Quilt Out Maria ShellBlue Grid is 78 inches by 66 inches.

Maria Shell the Mysteries Part IISurf’s Up is 74 inches by 62 inches.

The Great Alaskan Quilt Out Maria ShellShanghai is 69 inches by 54 inches.

The Great Alaskan Quilt Out Maria ShellPurple People Eater is 51 inches by 68 inches.

The Great Alaskan Quilt Out Maria ShellAnd then I finished four other random quilt tops.

Coloratura is 55 inches by 64 inches.

Maria Shell Great Alaskan Quilt Out- The Other OnesBlooming One Block is 63 inches by 77 inches.

Maria Shell The Great Alaska Quilt Out--The Other OnesSew Many Circles is 80 inches by 78 inches.

Maria Shell The Great Alaska Quilt Out--The Other OnesDancing Stars is 65 inches by 71 inches.

Maria Shell The Great Alaska Quilt Out--The Other OnesThe plan now is to convince my family to participate in a Chinese style auction. The youngest niece gets to pick first. The next youngest family member can steal that quilt or select another one until they have all been chosen. I have three sisters, so I really have no idea how this “game” is going to play out.

A cat fight or a series of cordial compromises?

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8 thoughts on “The Great Alaskan Quilt Out–All Together Now

  1. Maybe they can each will the quilt to the one who wants it from them, or sells it to the highest bidder. Chinese auctions can be testy, especially among relatives. Younguns will be in tears if their quilt is stolen from them. How about drawing straws? and the negotiating can be secret behind doors. Then no one is happy, just warm.

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    • Carole- The original idea was to do this over Christmas. We live apart, so my hope was to have an interactive activity to create a way of being together. And I love the drama of a Chinese auction. I imagine the nieces will make the decisions, and everyone else will go along. I think it will be fine, but I appreciate your plan B ideas!

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  2. Hi Maria… You are one amazing Aunt and what fun the girls should have with your Auction (good advice in the post above). Love the quilts and your are truly a lesson in commitment and inspired finishing tenacity! Blooming One Block is drop dead gorgeous… they all are. Thanks for sharing where you got a start and now we know what motivates your new work.
    Onward …
    Bethany

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  3. Thank you Bethany! Looking back at my early traditional work really does give you the big picture. It also makes me realize that no matter where we start, we can grow–it is all about the starting. I always enjoy your comments! Thank you.

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  4. Melinda Shell on said:

    Eleanor had a hard time choosing but decided on Blooming one Block.

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  5. Truman on said:

    I choose the sew many circles

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