Sort of DWM

It is DWM but with nothing new on mine I thought I’d share a quilt block barn we saw this weekend while traveling.

Quilt Block BarnHere’s an ECU (extreme close up)….pretty complicated block!

ECU Barn BlockAnd just for fun, here’s the Ryan Round Barn we stopped to check out.

Ryan Round BarnFun times!!

A Finish – Mountian Trail

I have a finish.  Even though it’s a small doll quilt, it’s still a finish ;)

Mountian Trail 1This is Mountain Trail from the quilt-along on Lori’s Humble Quilts blog way back in 2012.  I made it “just because” for my SIL from civil war scraps.  I sewed it on my newest featherweight and hadn’t quite adjusted to a 1/4″ seam on her.  So, a few places don’t match up perfectly but that’s in keeping with a humble quilt, no?  I hand quilted it with red and cream thread.   So nice to finish something :)

Happy Quilting

I’m Baaaaack

I took a blogging break.  Wow, I didn’t plan that!   There has been a bit of sewing going on so I said enough, just post already!  Two of the blocks I’m doing for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge are caught up (that’s April, May & June blocks, folks!)  I have the string blocks done for the liberated churn dash blocks so I’ll get those caught up shortly too.  July’s color is red :)  I’m linking up with Judy’s DWM post here.

RSC Apr May JunI got the most recent GW acquisitions added to the stash.  

GW Scrap Adds

Other than that I’ve been very, very good ;) 

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 5 yards (Good Will thrifting)
  • Fabric out: 0  
  • YTD Fabric in:  112,5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 63.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

Post Paducah High

Still feeling the glow created by all the beautiful quilts seen in Paducah.  Here is See Rock City by Julie who I was excited to meet up with at the show. 

Julie with See Rock City

See Rock CityJulie’s quilt is wonderful….better in person…..as you can tell it’s BIG!!!

And it’s DWM so here’s what’s up on mine, March and April’s First Saturday blocks.  We have two more months and then we’ll get suggested settings.  One we got a glimpse of Saturday had the bright blue & white HST’s continued into sashing and I think it will look quite nice.  Be sure to hop over to Judy’s DWM post to check out other projects in the works.

DWM 5-5-14 I finished sewing up these two tiny 4 1/2″ pp pineapple blocks….they may be the only ones I make, ever!

PPP BlocksI’ve been thrifting a bit & found some good light shirts.  I especially like the two pink ones on the left and the gold print in the middle.  The three shirts on the right have a beautiful hand to them. That’s what convinced me to get them, well that, and the $0.79/lb price ;)

Thrifted ShirtsA while back Bonnie Hunter mentioned that chocolate brown thrifted shirts are hard to find.  She’s absolutely right!  So I snagged this one immediately (if it doesn’t look chocolate brown, trust me it is ;-P).  Then I saw this blue/turquoise flower print…yum.

Thrifted Shirt and DressAnd check out these J Crew boxers!  They are the perfect weight, not thin, and have the softest feel.

Thrifted Map PieceSince I’ve not salvaged the fabric from my treasures, there is no change in my stash report :)  That’s my rule, not stash in until it’s stashed ;)

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 0 yards
  • Fabric out: 0  
  • YTD Fabric in:  107,5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 58.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie

After the Show

It’s design wall Monday (DWM) and there’s nothing to show.  I went to the AQS quilt show in Paducah Wednesday-Saturday so there hasn’t been any sewing going on around here.  Here I’m reveling in having my quilt in the show.

Vicksburg in ShowI did a little shopping in between admiring all the quilts in the show.

Paducah FabricsI do it every year no matter how much I tell myself I’m going to be good and not acquire any more fabric.  If the prices weren’t so good, I might be able to resist.  I’m pretty excited to have that large piece of background fabric on the bottom at $5.50/yard…..I bought the whole bolt.  So now for the stash report……

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Stash Report:

  • Fabric in: 49 yards
  • Fabric out: 0  
  • YTD Fabric in:  107,5 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 58.5 yards 

Happy Quilting, Cherie