Design Wall

Happy Design Wall Monday!!  Check out what other quilters are actually getting accomplished at Judy DWM post. Since I’m not getting much done I thought I’d at least take a new picture 🙂  Actually I did get some sewing done and I have the leader-ender half square triangles on my wall to prove it (on the right, see them, yep they are new).  I have the 6th and 7th Pinwheel Party blocks almost completed for both the blue & orange quilts but the 8th & 9th ones are already posted.  Yikes!!

What I finished is my April First Saturday blocks.  Just in time too because May 1st is Saturday!

Stash Report

  • Added:  30 (Paducah purchases are killing me!!)     Cumulative Added:  91.5 yds
  • Used:  0         Cumulative Used:  15 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (76.5 yds)

Paducah Haul and AAQI Auction

Paducah was fun and the quilts were amazing.  Had a hard time picking my favorite, as usual.  It was fun to see my latest obsession, Molly & her Owlets, at the show 😉

I was very good at the quilt show this year.  I bought things but not too many.  I bought fabric but not too much.  I had loads of fun and ate lots of good stuff, especially the Boy Scout’s strawberry short cake….yummy.

Yep, that’s it 🙂  Thirty yards of fabric, a Gwen Marston book, new pair of scissors, tumbler template, sewing machine needles, couple of spools of thread (hand quilting, silk and trilobal polyester — went to the thread lecture by Dr. Bob), Cherrywood grab bag, show books and a purse from Kenya!  Oh, yeah, and the red blob to the right is a popcorn shirt I picked up as well!

Some of the fabric pictured above is a gift but I got some reproduction prints and some other yummy fabric.

While I was gone, I received an email letting me know my AAQI quilt is up for the May auction!!!  Yippeeeee.  The “slow & silent” auction starts May 1st through May 10th.  Mine is quilt #4965.  Here’s hoping it sells.

There is one by Suzanne Marshall (#4961) who’s quilt at Paducah won FIRST in the Small Wall Quilts-Hand Quilted category.  Suzanne’s entry in the AQS Lancaster show won BEST Handworkmanship Award for “Vases”.   Suzanne doesn’t sell her work so this is a chance to own a piece of her beautiful hand workmanship.